The SDSU football team has a few more recruiting visits on tap for this weekend. Last weekend, the Jacks hosted a few scholarship-level guys and roughly 10 preferred walk-on candidates.
The start of the signing period begins next Wednesday.
Osseo coach Derrin Lamker said that he was not surprised running back Bridgeport Tusler decommited from Northern Iowa in favor of giving a verbal to SDSU last week.
“He felt the atmosphere was a little more like Osseo,” Lamker noted.
There was also some question about whether the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder would play offense or defense - and he wanted to play offense. Lamker said that Tusler – also a basketball standout for a state championship squad, and some schools wanted him to play two sports – is a leader, a strong student and far faster in game situations than running against a stopwatch. He’s also a “special” return man. Lamker thinks he could be NFL good in that capacity despite being relatively large for that role and that the University of Minnesota was “foolish for not taking him.”
The SDSU wrestling team starts a string of five consecutive home duals this week by taking on Northern Iowa on Friday night. The Jacks will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing showing in back-to-back losses to Air Force and NCAA Division II school Western State.
What’s more, nationally ranked 149-pounder Dustin Walraven suffered an injury in the latter loss – coach Chris Bono said he’s questionable against the Panthers – and the team encountered inclement weather on the trip home, significantly delaying its arrival.
The BracketBusters pairings will be announced Monday on ESPNU. At least one site has projections, and it places SDSU third among road teams in terms of RPI at No. 60 overall behind No. 29 Creighton and No. 59 NDSU. Next on the list is No. 75 Eastern Kentucky, meaning the Jacks are in great shape to snag a TV game barring a couple of hiccups this week.
Host teams in that range: No. 14 Belmont, No. 18 Wichita State, No. 50 Indiana State, No. 61 St. Mary’s and No. 68 Akron.
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