"I had a chance to talk to all the North Dakota State coaches on a personal level and had a great opportunity to meet and talk with other commits as well ," Illinois safety and current NDSU commit Phazione McClurge said to the BisonReport. I was also able room with them, which was good to get to know them. I had great time with players, as we spent time with all different players. We played basketball, went out to eat and it was just awesome to get to know who I will be spending my years there with. I also got a chance to see the newly built facilities, which are amazing and top notch."
"My host was Marquise Bridges, and he is a redshirt sophomore that moved from offense to defense. He was a great guy. He's funny and showed us a good time introduced us to a bunch of people and made sure we had a great time. His message to me was really to get here and work hard as that's what he does. He also talked about how the team is successful and to get there and compete right away, don't wait to start training. I probably talked the most with coach Klanderman and Shepherd, and Klanderman was telling me to just to be vocal. That's what they need as I'm from a great football school, so I will be more advanced then a lot of guy,s so I need to be a great leader and be ready to play fast. Coach Shep was talking to me on a more personal level. Saying that there will be times I don't like him, but that's how it's going to be, he is going to challenge me, but whenever I need anything, he is there for me. Klieman talked about how I need to get building those relationships so I can get more comfortable with players and coaches."
With less than two weeks until National Signing Day, McClurge is ready to be a Bison.
"My favorite part of the visit was being able to spend time with the players have fun play Madden, because it was genuine. We didn't have to do a lot of stuff, but just being able to see how they act and get comfortable with them is what I wanted. Next year that's going to be my Bison family. I'm ready to sign with NDSU."