North Dakota State offers Illinois defensive end Joshua Maize

North Dakota State offered Illinois defensive end Joshua Maize last week and Maize spoke with the BisonReport about his new offer.

"Coach Klieman called and offered after coach Klanderman came and watched me workout that morning," Deerfield (Ill.) defensive end Joshua Maize said to the BisonReport. "Klieman said we loved what we saw and just know that you have a full ride here at NDSU. I think this offer is one of the coolest one I've gotten so far. I mean a five peat is unheard of at any level and plus with the emergence of Carson Wentz, every time I turn on ESPN, I see NDSU on there and it's cool to say to myself I have the opportunity to play there. I've never been to Fargo, but I plan on visiting there this spring as I've heard it's a beautiful place. I have a medium level. I can't really decide until I get out there and see everything that NDSU has to offer."

Maize has a slew of suitors besides the Bison coming after him as well.

"I've heard the most from Bowling Green, Illinois, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, New Mexico, Wyoming, Central Michigan, Ball State, Syracuse, Penn State, Cincinnati lately besides some of the schools that have offered," Maize explained to the BisonReport. "I think probably Eastern Michigan, Miami (Oh.), Illinois and Indiana are probably the closest to offering. I just got off the road from a two-month long tour of schools, so my family and I are taking a two week break before hitting the road again. I'll be hitting up the Nike Opening camp and the Rivals camp too in May."

Two schools are standing out for the Illinois defensive end thus far. 

"Central Michigan and Northern Illinois are two schools standing out the most right now probably," Maize said. "Central Michigan because of their recruiting class they were able to put together and Northern Illinois because they're in my backyard. I'll probably make a decision before my senior season."

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