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Gone Campin’

Nearly 2,000 youth football players sharpened their skills at one of the three football camps offered by NDSU this summer. Kids from the surrounding areas and kids playing in leagues locally, participated in the camps and took advantage of the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the country.

Not only is it a great way for these players get better, the program is helped too. “We’re talking about a lot of kids coming through Fargo, coming through North Dakota State University, coming through our football program and that gives them an opportunity to see what it is like around here to see what our practices are like, to see what our facilities are like; it gets them exposed to Fargo,” Defensive coordinator Chris Klieman said.

 

The Individual Camps were also a great opportunity to do some scouting on various recruits the Bison will be targeting. “I think it helps us even if the kid isn’t a prospect, but he has friends back at his high school that are,” Klieman said. “He can go back and say ‘you gotta check that place out,’ because we have as good as facilities as anyone in the country at the FCS level.”

Coach Klieman “They bring great exposure to NDSU for starters. Coach Cooper said we had close to 600, 700 kids here for the team camps and we’ll probably get close to 700 for the individual camp. We’re talking about a lot of kids coming through Fargo, coming through North Dakota State University, coming through our football program and that gives them an opportunity to see what it is like around here to see what our practices are like, to see what our facilities are like; it gets them exposed to Fargo. I think it helps us even if the kid isn’t a prospect, but he has friends back at his high school that are. He can go back and say ‘you gotta check that place out,’ because we have as good as facilities as anyone in the country at the FCS level. So that amount of exposure and the amount of kids that we bring into the camp does nothing, but great things for the program.”

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