MINOT, N.D. - Depth along the offensive line along with a replacement for kicker/punter JoseLuis Moreno were both priorities on Signing Day for Minot State football, along with another quarterback behind senior signal caller Ben Bolinske.
Head Coach Mike Aldrich says the Beavers aren't done making moves in the NSIC region, along with branching out for positional needs.
"It's a long journey to get to where we are today, and for us we're not done. We're probably still six [players] away from where we really feel comfortable with what we want to be at," Aldrich said.
Across the street at Bishop Ryan, Keegan Henjum joined the Beavers, while Jaeger Lundeen signed with the rival Mary Marauders. Both players acknowledged their friends, families, and coaches for their help to get to Signing Day. They were Lion teammates, now they're heated rivals.
"It was a good official visit, and just the family atmosphere at Minot State. Knowing that you're welcome and everyone's going to work hard to get to that goal to win," Henjum said.
"Of course all of them say they hate blue. I say I hate red [because] red's the color of the enemy... I'm just hoping to keep a red flag mentality that we have at Mary, and then hopefully crush them when it comes to the bowl games we have," Lundeen said.
Coming up on Thursday, Bishop Ryan's Calvin Watkins and Kersey Harris are set to sign with Mayville State Baseball, with Minot's Jaci Jones signing with Minot State Women's Golf.