Hubbs has UND circled on his calendar

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 with Minnesota defensive tackle Connor Hubbs.

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 with Minnesota defensive tackle Connor Hubbs.

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

CH: I loved how important I felt even though I'm a small part of the team!

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

CH: As soon as I met them I could tell they really cared and didn't just see me as a player. They could see me as a person.

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

CH: I learned how willing the coaches were to get out to go see people and were amazing to have on home visits!

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

CH: I was told I would be playing defensive tackle which is my main position.

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

CH: They like my burst of the line and my ability to grind through so I think they'll play me as a more quick guy.

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

CH: I've talked or met many of the other recruits either through the football camp or track meets or talking when we came up on visits! I think they're all a great group of guys and I'm glad I'll have them by my side!

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

CH: I'm 6'3" and at about 290 right now and they would like me to report at about 280 so I can still be explosive off the line.

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

CH: My goals while I'm playing are to do everything I'm asked to do! Show up on time and try as hard as I can every play!

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

CH: I mostly worked on rehabbing my knee from my injury this fall and getting back into shape and gaining strength and metal toughness.

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

CH: Playing the North Dakota Sioux and getting to know all the other guys.

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

CH: The Sioux because I'm from a place where my coach played for NDSU on a championship team and one of the principles played at University of North Dakota so there's always a good rivalry going on and now as I'm a Bison I have show him who the better school is.

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

CH: I'm all set to enroll.

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

CH: I see myself living somewhere with a house and family living life and hanging out with old friends living and loving life.

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

CH: I want to model my game after Brian Schaetz and Kyle Emmanuel because I love the way they never stops going and always find the extra strength to finish!


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