Posted On: 08/19/15 9:45 PM

It’s only mid-August but the three top senior prospects in the state of North Dakota are off the board.

Yesterday Grand Forks Red River/ECI Prospects forward Braedan Hanson accepted a scholarship offer from Southwest Minnesota State choosing the school over five other NSIC offers including Minnesota-Crookston, University of Mary, Minot State, and a couple others.

In the past four weeks Hunter Pinke also decided to accept a football offer from North Dakota and recently Connor Hellebust committed to the University of Mary so with Hanson picking his school the top selections in the state are now off the board. 

In comparison, Minnesota has 32 kids with scholarship offers and only four have picked a school.  In South Dakota seven kids have received scholarship offers from the D2 level and none of them have made a decision.  This fall when schools hit the road looking for talent, the best of North Dakota won’t be visited (save by their future schools).

That said, there are still players in the state that you could see land in the NSIC and there are definitely several others that will pick up scholarship offers.

The first names that come to mind are Brody Nieuwsma of Strasburg/Zeeland

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