NDSU offers legacy TE recruit

North Dakota State became the first offer for Green Bay (Wis.) N.E.W. tight end Gabe Lloyd yesterday afternoon and the BisonReport spoke with the Bison legacy recruit to learn more about the offer.

North Dakota State became the first offer for Green Bay (Wis.) N.E.W. tight end Gabe Lloyd yesterday afternoon and the BisonReport spoke with the Bison legacy recruit to learn more about the offer.

"God is good and I couldn't be more excited right now," Lloyd said. "I received my first offer from NDSU and I'm very honored. I've also heard from Augustana, Minnesota-Duluth, Mankato-State, Bemidji-State, SW Minnesota State, Minnesota-Moorhead, Concordia-St. Paul, Western Illinois, Fordham, Sioux Falls, Indiana State, Southern Illinois, Winona State and I've been contacted by Wisconsin. So there's a lot going on right now."

NDSU head coach Chris Klieman is the coach that extended the offer.

"They like how I have a big frame and a lot of room to grow," Lloyd explained. "I'm 6'5", 220 lbs and I'm pretty athletic for how big I am, so they offered at tight end. They like my character, my work ethic and my enthusiasm. They said they're very excited to be around me because of the top of worker/leader and athlete I am. As well as a good person off the field."

This Bison offer means the world to Lloyd.

"The NDSU offer means everything," Lloyd explained to the BisonReport. "My dad, Doug Lloyd, went there and was a hall of fame running back winning three national championships. For them being such a prestigious football school, it's just going to make me more hungry. I've been an NDSU fan since I was 10, and watching them grow and having good relationships with the coaches is amazing. I feel very comfortable in the environment there. It's also humbling because I play 8-man football and you never really see guys like me getting a division one offer. For NDSU to go out and look into a player like me playing 8-man football, really shows a lot about their program."

The interest in NDSU is high for the Wisconsin tight end.

"I have a lot of interest in them, Lloyd told the BisonReport about NDSU. "But before I commit, I need to discuss it with my family and make sure the school as a whole is right for me. I won't be committing yet as I want to let everything play out for a little while longer, but I'm looking to make a commitment in September or early October. I believe I'll be going on an official visit to Fargo towards the end of the season as well."


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