"I was thinking about my high school season actually as I wanted to be fully committed to my high school football team so I knew I had to make the big decision now," Robbinsdale (Minn.) Cooper wide receiver Phoenix Sproles said to the BisonReport. "I chose somewhere that felt like home and that's North Dakota State. High school football started for me today and I want to get my decision out of the way, so it doesn't interfere with my high school season."
"I guess what put North Dakota State over the top for me would be the family atmosphere there," Sproles explained to Scout.com. "All of the coaches introduced themselves to me and I've visited NDSU almost five times, plus my sister goes there. I called wide receiver's coach Atif Austin first to commit, and then coach Klieman after. Coach Austin was smiling and real happy, and coach Klieman was excited and told me that this was a great choice for me and I completely agree. My family loves NDSU, plus my sister goes there and she's very happy, so my parents love it too."
Sproles' future will be on the offensive side of the ball for the Bison.
"North Dakota State wants to use me as a receiver and possibly punt / kick returner," Sproles said. "I love that as it's just as I was hoping for. I know NDSU's quarterback commit Trey Lance as we've talked a couple of times and we're going to hang out this summer. I'm excited he's my quarterback as he can run as well, so I wouldn't mind laying someone out blocking for him. I'm now 100% in for NDSU as I won't camp or visit anywhere else. I'll be back home (NDSU) on June 24th for camp. I want NDSU fans to know they're getting a playmaker and I like to make defender's miss. That's what I'll do, plus score some touchdowns. Also, I want fans to not get tired of all the championships we'll be bringing home."