NDSU DE walk-on signee Justice Kelly wants to be the next Cameron Wake

Milwaukee (Wis.) defensive lineman and new NDSU signee Justice Kelly 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?

JK: I'm 6'3" 192 lbs and I want to get to 205lbs-215lbs with the plan of putting more weight on during my first year.

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

JK: As an individual, I want to be an All-American Defensive End and break NDSU's single season sack record. As a team, I want to win National Championships.

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

JK: I look to work on getting bigger and stronger, so I can compete against bigger competition. 

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

JK: The moment I look forward to the most is starting my first game in the Fargodome.

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

JK: The main reason I chose to attend North Dakota State University is because NDSU is the best of the best, and I want to contribute to their already successful program. 

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

JK: I want to beat South Dakota State the most so we can keep the Dakota Marker another year.

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

JK: No, I have applied and been accepted to NDSU.

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

JK: I see myself just finishing medical school, starting my residency to become a successful orthopedic surgeon.

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

JK: They have so much passion for the game while also caring for their players. I got a good family vibe on my official visit and that played a big part in my decision.

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

JK: I thought that the school and town was much smaller than it actually is. 

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

JK: I expect to play defensive end. The coaching staff hasn't mention any other possible positions, but I'm open to any position they could have in mind. 

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

JK: They want to use my speed so I can rush the edge, and put pressure on the quarterback. It's all about sacking the quarterback and that's my speciality. 

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

JK: Yes, almost all of us talk. We are trying to get to know each other, especially since we will be together for the next four to five years.

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

JK: I model my game off of Cameron Wake. He's quick and physical off the edge, both attributes I try to use when rushing the quarterback.


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