Nebraska QB de-commits from UND football
By Tom Miller
Forum News Service
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football program received the wrong kind of recruiting news Sunday, Dec. 16, with the NCAA’s early signing period less than a week away.
Quarterback Cedric Case, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prep star in Lincoln, Neb., announced his de-commitment in a Twitter post Sunday afternoon.
“I want to thank the coaching staff at UND and their players for their tremendous support through this recruiting process,” Case tweeted. “It hasn’t been an easy decision to make due to the relationships I’ve built in Grand Forks, but at this time I would like to announce my de-commitment from the University of North Dakota.”
Case was expected to be an important signing for the Fighting Hawks, who didn’t bring in a scholarship high school quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class.
Case threw for 3,294 yards, 35 touchdowns and four interceptions in his junior season.
Case was the second Lincoln standout to decommit from UND this month. Case’s teammate, Darius Lutt, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety, decided to take a scholarship offer to run track at Indiana.
UND is expected to sign the first portion of the 2019 recruiting class (roughly 20 players) during the early signing period, which begins Wednesday.
Later Sunday, UND received much better news on the recruiting front. Cornerback Samuel-Salih Fort announced his commitment to UND. The Virginia athlete held offers from North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.