Who's next for the Bison in 2016?

North Dakota State is getting close to full for their 2016 football class already with only a handful of spots. The BisonReport gives analysis on what three they think could be next to join the class.

1) Cedar Rapids (Iowa) wide receiver Jalen Rima

Rima picked up an offer from North Dakota State late in May/early part of June and the Bison have been on top since. Rima camped / visited NDSU in July and after working with the coaches and seeing campus, the Bison are sitting in a very good place with the Iowa speedster. Rima has a combination of very good speed to go with in a 6'2" frame. Rima has other offers from Northern Iowa and Western Illinois, but I wouldn't be shocked to see him pull the trigger sooner rather than later on NDSU.



2) Sioux City (Iowa) Central defensive end Ko Kieft

Kieft picked up an offer after camping in Fargo in June and word is that he immediately shot up to the top spot on the defensive end board following his performance. Kieft came back for an unofficial visit in July and the Bison staff really worked him on the great academics they have in Fargo and Kieft left feeling good about NDSU. Kieft tells the BisonReport that he's looking to make a decision in late August between Northern Iowa and South Dakota State. I think the Bison land the versatile Iowa playmaker.



3) Hoffman Estates (Ill.) defensive lineman Dante Cleveland

The Bison are still looking for a defensive tackle in the 2016 class and one who received an offer letter last week and is on the verge of setting an official visit to NDSU is Illinois' Dante Cleveland. The NDSU coaches and Cleveland have been in consistent contact over the last few weeks and will be setting an official visit soon. Cleveland has other offers from Army, Ball State and Central Michigan among others, but the Bison have really piqued his eye. Sources have told the BisonReport that Cleveland is among the Bison's top targets at defensive tackle, so it'll be interesting to see how things unfold going forward.


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