With only a few days and weeks left until the 2015 class arrives on campus in Fargo, the Bison report spoke with each of the 2015 signees to learn more about their recruiting process and what NDSU fans can look forward to. We begin with Wisconsin defensive back Jaxon Brown.
BR.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?
JB: The tradition, prestige, and strong sense of family from the team to the community support.
BR.com: What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
JB: They genuinely care about you on and off the field. Not only are they trying to make you a better football player but a billeted person.
BR.com: What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?
JB: How prestigious the school was academically.
BR.com: What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?
JB: Most likely as a free or strong safety, but mentioned once or twice about possibly corner or receiver.
BR.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?
JB: They really like my versatility, being able to cover a lot of field while still having the will to come and help in run support.
BR.com: Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?
JB: Yeah a lot; we've had a group message going since last fall and have all visited on visits or at camps and such.
BR.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Bison staff like you to report at in the summer?
JB: 6'2" 200lbs; I'm not sure what they'd like me at but likely around 205.
BR.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
JB: I want to be able to contribute to the team as early and as beneficially as possible, while making runs for the championship year in and year out.
BR.com: What did you work on most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?
JB: Gaining muscle through my diet and weightlifting and working on my explosion and speed through lifting, track, and football specific drills.
BR.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?
JB: Winning a championship.
BR.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?
JB: There's a new opponent every week, and the only team that matters is the one you face that coming Saturday.
BR.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?
JB: I'm all set.
BR.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JB: Possibly becoming a lawyer, sports agent, or sports broadcaster (as you can see I'm undecided on my major)
BR.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
JB: I don't know if I necessarily model my game after anyone, I like to play my own game; but if I had to say anyone, some players I look to influentially are Eric Reid and Ed Reed. They have the speed and instincts to be a ball hawk, and the physicality and relentlessness to take on any lead blocker or ball carrier coming at them.
Brown can't wait to start at NDSU
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