Bison kicker signee Jake Reinholz is excited to stay home and kick for the North Dakota State Bison

Fargo (N.D.) Shanley kicker and new NDSU signee Jake Reinholz is the latest Bison to sign in the 2017 class and he went in-depth with the to share more about his reasons to sign with North Dakota State. What is your current height and weight? What weight would the NDSU staff like you to report at this summer?

Jake ReinholzI am currently 6'3 195 lbs. Being a kicker at a decent weight, I don't need to gain much before I report to camp this summer. What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?

JR: I hope to get at least three years as a starter where I'm kicking the ball consistently well. I think as any other recruit would say, I want to win a national championship as a Bison. What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?

JR: I need to continue lifting weights to improve my leg strength. I will also be working with the current specialists at NDSU to get used to the timing and speed of college field goals. What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?

JR: I am definitely most looking forward to running out of the locker room into the Fargodome at home games. In the last 10 years, I've attended lots of games and I've always thought that would be so cool. It seems a bit surreal that it's a reality now. What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?

JR: With several out-of-state college soccer opportunities on the table, I chose NDSU because I get to be a part of an unbelievable football team while staying in my hometown with my family and friends. What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?

JR: SDSU. With such a great rivalry between the two, I want to be a part of beating the Jackrabbits. Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?

JR: All I have left is a few required senior courses to complete at Shanley. After finishing those up in May I'll be ready to start school at NDSU If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

JR: I plan to receive an engineering degree from NDSU. With that, there are countless career opportunities to follow. I hope to have a job maybe in the aerospace/aeronautics field. That's something I've always been interested in. What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?

JR: Coach Klieman is a great guy. He's very approachable and easy to talk to. I've also gotten to know his son, Devin, quite well. We were teammates at Shanley and have become great friends over the last couple years. The coaching staff is very similar. On my visit they were all eager to meet me and know more about me. They all have that competitive edge though, which I like. What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?

JR: The thing that surprised me the most was how invested they were in me. Although I wasn't their top recruit, they treated me as if I was. The coaching staff made me feel at home during the entire recruiting process which is one of the reasons I chose NDSU. What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?

JR: I expect to be a kicker. That's really the only position I've been recruited to be. But I guess you never know what the future holds! What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?

JR: The coaches plan to use me to get points on the board when they are needed. On kickoffs, I was told the more touch backs the better. Having the opponent start at the 25 would be very beneficial to the team. Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?

JR: I haven't had a lot of communication yet with other 2017 recruits. I talked to a few of them briefly on my visit just to introduce myself and get to know a little about them. I'm sure I'll meet a lot of them at camp this summer though! What player do you model your game after and why?

JR: I'd like to think I model my game after Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys. He's got a strong leg who is calm under pressure. He is a fun kicker to watch for sure.

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