"I had a partial scholarship from North Dakota and a scholarship from Northern State but the NSU offer didn't have a number. They just said I was a high scholarship athlete," In-state offensive lineman Quinn Alo said to the BisonReport. "I was offered a preferred walk-on by NDSU on Thursday and just couldn't turn down an opportunity to play for the best program in the country."
Alo explains the tough decision he made this past Friday.
"As I said, NDSU offered me a PWO on Thursday and Coach Hedberg was the one that extended it," Alo explained. "He said that I'm their fifth offensive lineman and usually they don't even offer the PWO for that, but he excited to give me the opportunity to do so. North Dakota offered me on the 6th and gave me a week to decide whether I'd take the offer or not. I always wanted to play on a division one level, so when I got the PWO from NDSU on the 12th, I know I had to choose between those two. I ultimately decided on NDSU because of the program and opportunity I guess. I've always been a Bison fan and stuff, and wanted to be apart of it. I also love Coach Riley. I'm projected to be a center/guard, so I was looking forward to working with him in my career there. My mom was fine with the decision and she knew I was happy about it."
Alo made the call to an excited NDSU coaching staff on Friday.
"I called Coach Hedberg and also spoke with Coach Riley," Alo told the BisonReport. "They were glad and happy I decided to come join the program. I think I'm done with the recruiting process now as well. I'm ready to get to work there. Going to start the summer workouts when they start, so I'll be ready. Go Bison!"