FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — North Dakota State University head football coach Matt Entz announced the addition of six new student-athletes to the Bison program on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the first day of the regular signing period for Division I football.
The Bison signed cornerback Courtney Eubanks from St. Petersburg, Fla., and wide receiver DJ Hart from Suwanee, Ga., to National Letters of Intent and added four recruited walk-ons to bring the 2020 recruiting class to 30 including December’s 24 early signees.
The four recruited walk-ons include defensive tackle Bryce Friday from Markesan, Wis.; running back Nathan Goldade from West Fargo, N.D.; fullback Jesse Hastings from Woonsocket, S.D.; and kicker Nathan Whiting from Rosemount, Minn.
Here are the bios on all six student-athletes:
Courtney Eubanks, CB, 5-10, 175, Fr., St. Petersburg, Fla. (Admiral Farragut Academy)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2020 graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy...Four-year starter...Wide receiver, defensive back and return specialist for coach Rick Kravitz...Team captain his senior year...Had 550 receiving yards and 230 rushing yards his final season along with 23 tackles and three interceptions on defense...Had 2,900 career all-purpose yards and 10 interceptions...Class 2A Player of the Year...Selected to the Florida North-South all-star game...Also participates in track and field...PERSONAL: Undecided on a college major...Mother’s name is Vonkecia...Has a sister, Nykecia, and brother, Trayvon.
Bryce Friday, DT, 6-4, 240, Fr., Markesan, Wis. (Markesan HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2020 graduate of Markesan High School...Three-year starter under coaches John Dunlavy and Travis Winkers...Team captain as a senior...Two-time conference Offensive Lineman of the Year and two-time Defensive Lineman of the Year...Three-time all-conference performer including second team on the offensive line as a sophomore...All-state first team defensive lineman in 2019 and all-star game honoree...Had 42 tackles including a team-high 15 tackles for loss and two sacks...Finished his career with 119 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and four blocked kicks...Also participates in wrestling, golf and FFA...Three-time conference champion wrestler and two-time state qualifier...PERSONAL: Undecided on a college major...Son of Jeff and LeAnn Friday...Has a brother, Cody.
Nathan Goldade, RB, 5-10, 202, Fr., West Fargo, N.D. (Sheyenne HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2020 graduate of Sheyenne High School...Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter under coach Jeremy Newton...Played running back and linebacker...Team captain his senior year, but did not play due to injury...Totaled 1,712 rushing yards, 264 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns in his career...First team all-state and all-conference as a junior...Also competes in basketball and track...PERSONAL: Plans to major in construction management...Son of Lonnie and Jennifer Goldade...Has a brother, Chase.
DJ Hart, WR, 6-0, 180, Fr., Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2020 graduate of North Gwinnett High School...Wide receiver, defensive back and return specialist under coach Bill Stewart...Three-year letterwinner...Captain of a 12-2 team his senior year...Made 30 receptions for 639 yards and 13 touchdowns that season...Led the state with 734 total return yards...Second team all-county returner...PERSONAL: Plan to major in construction management...Son of Davadios Hart and Kawana Champion...Has two sisters, Kiersten and Skylar.
Jesse Hastings, FB, 5-11, 229, Fr., Woonsocket, S.D. (Mount Vernon HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2020 graduate of Mount Vernon High School...Four-year starter and three-time captain for coach Brent Olsen...Played halfback and middle linebacker while also handling kicking and punting duties...Three-time all-state first team...Two-time South Dakota Elite 45 honoree...Four-time all-conference...Set state records for touchdowns scored in a season (32) and career (90)...Accounted for 1,970 yards his senior year and 6,008 yards in his career...Made 57 tackles his senior to finish his career with 205 total tackles...Also competes in wrestling and track and field...PERSONAL: Plans to major in exercise science...Son of Brady Hastings and Amber Wolter...Has a brother, Rayden, and sister, Mekanna.
Nathan Whiting, K, 5-11, 201, Fr., Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: 2020 graduate of Rosemount High School...Four-year letterwinner for coach Jeff Erdmann...All-Metro specialist...Finished fourth in Minnesota state history for career field goals made...Went 18 of 24 on field goals and 79 of 85 on extra points in his career...Averaged 64.3 yards per kickoff his senior year and went 6-for-6 on field goals including a 42-yarder...Also competes in basketball...PERSONAL: Plans to major in either business or kinesiology...Son of Brian and Amy Whiting...Family includes a brother, Brady...Has an uncle, Phil Forbes, who played football at Northern Iowa.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 2020 FOOTBALL SIGNING CLASS
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Previous Schools
Seth Anderson OL/DL 6-5 253 Fr. Moorhead, Minn./Moorhead HS
Oscar Benson LB 6-0 180 Fr. Hillsboro, N.D./Hillsboro HS
Jack Bram TE 6-3 215 Fr. Maryville, Mo./Maryville HS
Courtney Eubanks CB 5-10 175 Fr. St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy
Dominic Gonnella RB 5-11 190 Fr. Riverview, Fla./Bloomingdale HS
Tyson Gordon S 6-2 177 Fr. Omaha, Neb./Skutt Catholic HS
DJ Hart WR 6-0 180 Fr. Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett HS
Nolan Jacobs DT 6-2 243 Fr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy HS
TK Marshall RB 5-11 189 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest HS
Cam Miller QB 6-1 205 Fr. Solon, Iowa/Solon HS
Mason Miller OL 6-6 232 Fr. Ada, Minn./Ada-Borup HS
Raja Nelson WR 5-8 175 Fr. Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North HS
Loshiaka Roques DE 6-3 215 Fr. Maple Grove, Minn./Wayzata HS
Ty Satter S 6-1 167 Fr. Fargo, N.D./Fargo Davies HS
Marques Sigle CB 5-10 170 Fr. Omaha, Neb./Omaha North HS
Joe Stoffel TE 6-3 234 Fr. River Falls, Wis./River Falls HS
Cole Wisniewski LB 6-3 189 Fr. Sparta, Wis./Sparta HS
Grey Zabel OL 6-5 247 Fr. Pierre, S.D./T.F. Riggs HS
RECRUITED WALK-ONS (12)
Andre Carrier TE 6-3 197 Fr. Cavalier, N.D./Cavalier HS
Joseph Deyak WR 6-2 190 Fr. West St. Paul, Minn./St. Thomas Academy
Bryce Friday DT 6-4 240 Fr. Markesan, Wis./Markesan HS
Nathan Goldade RB 5-10 202 Fr. West Fargo, N.D./Sheyenne HS
Jesse Hastings FB 5-11 229 Fr. Woonsocket, S.D./Mount Vernon HS
Hayden Johnston OL 6-1 259 Fr. Albert Lea, Minn./Albert Lea HS
Sam Jung S 5-10 175 Fr. Neenah, Wis./Neenah HS
Joe Kava DT 5-11 229 Fr. Moorhead, Minn./Fargo Shanley HS
Nick Radunz OL 6-3 295 Jr. Becker, Minn./Becker HS/NDSCS
Trey Steinbach DE 6-3 220 Fr. Marshall, Minn./Marshall HS
Tyler Terhark WR 6-2 192 Fr. Horace, N.D./Sheyenne HS
Nathan Whiting K 5-11 201 Fr. Rosemount, Minn./Rosemount HS