The WisSports.Net broke the signings of five more Wisconsin high school student-athletes who have given verbal commitments to play at St. Cloud State beginning next fall on Wednesday night.
That brings the total to 10 confirmed verbal commitments for the Huskies headed into national signing day on Feb. 6.
SCSU traditionally recruits Wisconsin very hard because of the tuition reciprocity agreement between the two states. That means that it costs a student from Wisconsin the same amount to attend a Minnesota school as it does for a Minnesota resident.
The Huskies had already received commitments from Wisconsin in quarterback Ben Diedrick, running back Donte Starlin-Merriam and defensive end David Maule.
The new verbal commitments include Green Bay Preble offensive lineman Alex Heimerman, Fon du Lac offensive lineman Ben Maruska, Wisconsin Lutheran linebacker Eric Marshall, Milwaukee King defensive back/returner Keyshawn Davis and Sussex Hamilton defensive back Jake Knueppel.
Heimerman, a 6-foot-4, 275-pounder, was a first team All-Conference pick this year and a WFCA honorable mention All-State pick.
Maruska told WisSports.Net that he chose SCSU over UMD and Concordia-St. Paul. The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder was a two-time first team All-Conference pick.
Marshall, a 6-1, 215-pounder, was a first team All-Conference linebacker.
Davis is a 5-10, 185-pounder and Knueppel is a 6-3, 178-pound DB. Knueppel was a first team All-Conference pick in the competitive Greater Metro Conference.
The other commitments for SCSU include Grant Lewis, a 6-foot-8, 268-pound offensive lineman from Sioux Falls Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Brett Wainwright, a 5-9, 160-pound wide receiver from Oswego, Ill.