The Minnesota Crookston football team announced the addition of six players to the football team for the 2013 season. The six additions include two high school players who have signed National Letters of Intent and four transfers into the program. High school teammates Korey Clarke (WR, 6-3 185, Savannah, Ga.) and Shyheim Roberts (DB, 6-0 185, Savannah, Ga.) both signed NLI’s with UMC. Ben Bucholz (QB, 6-8 230, Perham, Minn.), Ryan Hutton (WR, 5-11 170, Thief River Falls, Minn.), Constant Jackson (WR, 5-9 170, Thief River Falls, Minn.) and George Sorensen (TE, 6-3 215, Evanston, Ill.) all transfer into the program.
“We are excited to add another good group of players to our 2013 recruiting class,” said head coach Paul Miller. “We knew back in February that we would be working to add quality players after National Signing Day and we believe these players add to what we have already been able to bring in for this recruiting class.”
The addition of the six new signees brings the UMC football class to a total of 31 student-athletes who will begin playing for head coach Paul Miller and the Golden Eagles in the fall of 2013. The additions of Clarke and Roberts widens the recruiting territory for UMC for the 2013 class as they are the first recruits from Georgia this season. The Golden Eagles have had success in the state in the past as 2012 All-NSIC North Division Second Team pick Cecil Brown, Jr. hailed from the peach state, as well.
The four other additions all have collegiate experience coming into the 2013 season. Bucholz played men’s basketball in the NSIC at St. Cloud State University during the 2010-11 season. He spent the 2011 season on the University of Minnesota Duluth football team as a quarterback before playing basketball for the Bulldogs last season. Bucholz was an All-State selection in both football and basketball at Perham High School.
Jackson, a local product from Thief River Falls, played two years at Northland Community and Technical College after attending Thief River Falls Lincoln H.S. Hutton is also a Thief River Falls native and played at Valley City State University last season. Sorensen comes to UMC from NCAA Division I Brigham Young University.