Bridges wants to break all the records

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 continue the series with Minnesota receiver Marquise Bridges.

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 continue the series with Minnesota receiver Marquise Bridges.

BR.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?

MB: The reason I chose NDSU is because of the great relationships with the coaches and players and the atmosphere!

BR.com: What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?

MB: Coach Klieman and the rest of the coaches are all passionate about what they do and I know they will drive all of the players to the best of their ability.

BR.com: What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?

MB: Something I have learned about NDSU is how close the staff is to the players and their family.

BR.com: What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?

MB: I don't really have any expectations for my position. But the coaches want me to play receiver.

BR.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?

MB: The coaches told me they want to utilize my speed and open field ability to make big plays and possibly get some kick and punt returns.

BR.com: Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?

MB: I have been in regular communication with recruits! We have all been talking since first commitments and pre-commitments. Throughout the whole process we have all talked at a point! We have a few group text messages where we communicate.

BR.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Bison staff like you to report at in the summer?

MB: I am 6'0 ft 172 lbs and the coaches want me to get to at least 185.

BR.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?

MB: Indivuadualy I want to be the best I can and be a great teammate and leader! I will work hard so, if God is willing I want to break records and contribute in any way possible for the team so we can try to keep the winning tradition alive! But ultimately I just want to have fun, football is a game that we all enjoy, but sometimes forget to have fun while playing!

BR.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?

MB: To prepare myself for Missouri Valley Football I am going to work on my speed and strength because I know it's a different ball game from high school and I need to build my body up for the bruises I'll take.

BR.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?

MB: I am looking forward to playing in the Fargo Dome in front of all of those amazing fans, and bring home some more championships!

BR.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?

MB: I probably want to beat all the teams as bad as the other but one game I am really looking forward to is UND because that's a big game that has been off for over 10 years and it's time to bring that nickel trophy back to Fargo!

BR.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?

MB: I am all set academically! And I am enrolled already and ready to go.

BR.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

MB: If I don't make it to the NFL I plan on being on TV doing either sports broadcasting or as coach or a physical therapist.

BR.com: What player do you model your game after and why?

MB: If I had to pick who I model my game after I would pick Odell Beckham Jr because he is a all around receiver and we are the same height and he shoes that shorter receivers can go up and catch the ball just as good as the tall ones and we still utilize our speed to turn short gains into long ones.


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