Hendricks can't wait for SDSU

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 quarterback James Hendricks.

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 quarterback James Hendricks.

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

JH: The main reason I chose to attend NDSU was to be able to compete at the highest level. I want a chance to prove that I can compete at this level.

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

JH: Coach Klieman and the rest of the staff are as good a coaching staff as there is. Personally, I really wanted a chance to be coached by Coach Hedberg (the QB coach).

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

JH: I was surprised at just how supportive and excited Bison Nation was about their football program. I knew they were passionate but it kinda wowed me just how passionate they are.

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

JH: I expect to play quarterback at NDSU. The staff has not mentioned another position.

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

JH: They told me they are going to utilize my strengths as an athlete and a thrower.

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

JH: I have had a little communication with some recruits. I was on my visit with a couple others and met some there. Other than that I haven't really communicated with other recruits.

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

JH: Current height: 6'2". Weight: 190. The staff hasn't expressed what weight they would like me to report at.

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

JH: My individual goals are to compete for a starting job as soon as I come on the team. My team goals are to win as many National Championships as possible.

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

JH: I have worked on my throwing mechanics the most coming into the summer. Trying to get better everyday with accuracy and power.

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

JH: Future moment I look forward to the most is stepping onto the field with my teammates in the Fargo dome.

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

JH: The team I want to beat most as a Bison is SDSU. They are a rival and nothing gets better than that.

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

JH: I am all set to enroll at NDSU.

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

JH: In 10 years I see myself as a successful business man and a coach somewhere in Minnesota. I hope to have a wife and a family.

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

JH: The player I model myself after is Russell Wilson. He is the best dual threat quarterback to play because of how smart he is with it both his arm and legs. And he always does whatever his team needs in order for them to win.


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