NDSU OL signee Quinn Alo is already looking forward to playing Northern Iowa

LaMoure (N.D.) offensive lineman and new NDSU signee Quinn Alo is the latest Bison to sign in the 2016 class and he went in-depth with the BisonReport.com to share more about his reasons to sign with North Dakota State.

BisonReport.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the NDSU staff like you to report at this summer?

QA: 6'3" 320. I think they would at least like me around the 300 mark to start off 

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

QA: I hope to become the best player I can possibly be. I believe I have the ability to take what the coaches and strength coaches give me and develop into a good player for the bison in the future. I also want continue to be a dominant force as a team in the Missouri Valley and FCS during my time there. 

BisonReport.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?

QA: I definitely have to shed the weight and put it back on as muscle and work on my feet quickness. To be apart of this offense line you have to be intelligent, play with a mean streak, and be able to move quickly to be able to block at the first and second levels. 

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

QA: I can't wait to get there this summer and start working with coach Kramer. It will be one of the hardest things I've had to do so far, but it all pays off in the end. I also look forward to stepping on the field on game day sometime in the future. I want to play and work to get to that spot. 

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

QA: The main reason I chose NDSU was because I love the program. I grew up watching the Bison and was a fan during the last 5 championships. I know the support the BisoNation gives the players and coaches of the football team and it is just unbelievable. Also, the coaches made me feel very at home and made it clear that they will work you as hard as you'll ever work, but they'll love ya too. It's definitely like becoming part of another family.

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

QA: UNI. I have been around the last few years for this growing rivalry and the games are always so intense and NDSU and UNI are usually the tops teams at the end of the year in the Missouri Valley. 

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

QA: I'm set to enroll at NDSU.

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

QA: I am going in undecided so I am not sure what field of careers I will end up in at the moment, but I want to be apart of a sports community and be able to help people whatever that job may be.

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

QA: They are very straightforward. They have told me that I have the potential to be a very good player for the Bison, but it all comes down to how hard you work and what kind of attitude you wake up with everyday. Everyone gets there chance to prove themselves and you have to be ready to take it. 

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

QA: At NDSU, they do double reps. Which means incoming get just as many reps as 5th year seniors, just on different fields with different team numbers. This is a big reason why NDSU has had the depth at all the positions during the incredible championship stretch. They prepare all of their players to play in games in a game like atmosphere in practice. 

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

QA: Most likely center. I obviously don't have the height to be a tackle so I see myself playing center or possibly guard. 

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

QA: I could be a good asset on the OL once my feet get quicker and slim down and play long/extended. 

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

QA: We have group chats through text messages that we usually communicate through. It's nice to get to know all of the guys. I also get to meet a majority of them during my official visit. We're a talented class but more importantly we're all hungry to get to work. 

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

QA: I don't really have a player I model my game after. But I want to be known as a guy who gave everything he had and left everything out on the field every game and who played hard for his brothers. For the guys next to him.


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