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NDSU tight end signee Noah Gindorff decided to stick with the Bison in large part due to the NDSU coaching staff

Crosby (Minn.) Ironton tight end and new NDSU signee Noah Gindorff 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.


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

Noah Gindorff: Right now I am 6'6" and 235 pounds. They like where I'm at right now, but I'm hoping to be at 240-245.

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

NG: As an individual, I'm hoping to have a great impact on the team and be the best leader for the team I can be. As a team, our goal obviously is to win conference championships and national championships.

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

NG: I'm looking to work on getting stronger and learning the ins and outs of the tight end position. 

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

NG: The moment I most look forward to is running out of the helmet in front of the fans for the first time.

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

NG: I chose NDSU because it is a place with a great and passionate staff. I also think it is the place where I will have a long and successful career while getting a great education.

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

NG: I'd say I want to beat SDSU the most, just because of the Dakota Marker and that great rivalry that will be fun to be a part of.

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

NG: I'm accepted and ready to roll as a student.


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

NG: If I don't make it to the NFL, I'm looking to have a career in engineering, but that could definitely change as I go through college. I possibly see myself coaching football someday

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

NG: The staff is great because they are so passionate and just an all around class act. They truly care about you as a person and they want what is best for me. The day after they lost in the semis, coach Klieman was at my basketball game. That really shows how much they care.

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

NG: I was surprised by how dedicated the coaches were to recruits.

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

NG: I expect to play TE. They haven't mentioned any other position.

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

NG: They plan to use me as a guy who can line up on the end and block or as a guy they can spread out wide and run routes.

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

NG: I've met most of the other recruits and we have a group message going so we all are close already. 

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

NG: I hope to have a game similar to a big impact tight end like a Kyle Rudolph or Rob Gronkowski.

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