In-state tight end Cody Mauch is ready to be a student-athlete for the North Dakota State Bison

Hankinson (N.D.) tight end and new NDSU signee Cody Mauch is the latest Bison to sign in the 2017 class and he went in-depth with the BisonReport.com to share more about his reasons to sign with North Dakota State.

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

CM: I'm 6'5, 225 right now, I'm not really sure what they want me to be by the season start, probably around 230ish in good weight.

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

CM: Individually, I would like to just keep working and help where I can during practice. As a team, the goal is simple: national championships.

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

CM: I'm looking forward to getting in the weight room and working on different aspects of my game in order to compete.

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

CM: I'm definitely looking forward to the moment of being in Frisco with my teammates!

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

CM: The main reason is the culture they have, as well as they have the major I intend to study.

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

CM: I want to beat SDSU, as they are a huge rival of the Bison. Who doesn't want to beat their rivals?

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

CM: I have been admitted to NDSU, so there is no unfinished business.

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

CM: I hope to see myself working as a civil engineer in the city.

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

CM: The friendliness of the staff is huge, they are very personal and really want to get to know you. I can't wait to get to work with them!

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

CM: I was surprised at the amount of recruiting they do across the US, whether it's Florida or California, they are everywhere.

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

CM: I am certain I will be playing the tight end position, it's the only position we have discussed.

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

CM: I will be more of a blocking tight end, who will go and make a play every once in a while. But I will have my hand in the dirt most of the time.

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

CM: Yes, we have a group chat together, and the guys are awesome. I can't wait to meet all of them in person and get to know them better!

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

CM: I haven't really modeled it after anyone I would say, but as a tight end, there are many guys in the league I could model myself after.


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