Pirates football player Cade Salentine announced his verbal commitment to play for UND.

    Crookston senior Cade Salentine verbally committed to play football for the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Salentine took to Twitter to say, “Gonna be a Hawk #UND #Football.” UND is an FCS Division I school in the Big Sky Conference located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

    In the 2017 season, Salentine played nine games for the Pirates rushing for 1,563 yards and 19 touchdowns while helping the Pirates reach the Section 8AA Semifinals for the first time since the 2012 season.