Hecht becomes the latest Bison

North Dakota State received their second commitment in four days this morning when Kansas offensive tackle Ben Hecht pulled the trigger on the Bison. The BisonReport spoke with Hecht to learn more about his decision.

North Dakota State received their second commitment in four days this morning when Kansas offensive tackle Ben Hecht pulled the trigger on the Bison. The BisonReport spoke with Hecht to learn more about his decision.

"I just committed to North Dakota State," Hecht told the BisonReport earlier today. "I felt good and really liked the idea of being apart of the Bison family. I loved the energy of the coaches when I went to their camp as well as I didn't want to take the chance of someone else committing before me as the NDSU coaches had mentioned a few other players that had offers, so I had to pull the trigger."

Hecht had a very excited group of NDSU coaches when he called this morning.

"I first called Coach Riley this morning to commit as he's my position coach," Hecht explained. "He was very excited to have me commit and he's really liking the 2016 recruiting. I also got to speak with the offensive coordinator and Coach Klieman. I know the NDSU coaches really like what I have to offer and love my potential once I get to college."

Our Upper Midlands recruiting analyst, Derek Young, gives NDSU a detailed scouting report of what to expect from the Kansas offensive lineman.

"To be honest, I am surprised he hasn't added any FBS offers, such as Kansas, Kansas St, or Wyoming," Young said. "I know he has a steep hill to climb to reach the potential and caliber they want, but he has very little bad habits, and has the body you don't have to transform. He's someone I would have gambled on. Same with his teammate Tanner Jenkins. Very little bad weight at 6-foot-8 and 305 pounds, but much farther away from his potential than Hecht. A lot of these guys tend to fall through the cracks sometimes based on location and exposur, and teams not willing to roll the dice. They end up at JuCo programs like Butler, Hutchinson, and Coffeyville and become household names in a year or two, so for NDSU to get Hecht, is a great get for the Bison."


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