NIU signing day: Five takeaways about the 18 newest Huskies

NIU head football coach Thomas Hammock listens as other NIU coaches talk with the team as there was a break in the action during the second quarter Saturday Nov. 26th at Huskies stadium in DeKalb.

Despite a plurality of Georgians, Illinois, midwest still the focus

A modern system for roster cronstruction

Hammock happy with current wide receiver groups

Running backs that are plug-and-play

Focus on the four developmental groups

NamePositionHeight/weightHometown (school)
Santana BannerDB6-3, 183Flint, Michigan (Mountain View, Georgia)
Grayson BarnesTE6-5, 215Rocklin, California (American River CC)
Phillip BaynesLB6-2, 195Social Circle, Georgia (Social Circle)
Azhuan DingleRB6-2, 226Jersey City, New Jersey (Butler CC)
Zach GordonK6-0, 160Lillington, North Carolina (Rosewood)
Bryce HarrisonTE6-5, 235Apopka, Florida (Apopka)
Mark HensleyDL6-4, 265Labadie, Missouri (Washington)
Michael JimmarOL6-5, 285Plainfield (East)
Mason KiddQB6-3, 194Lawrenceville, Georgia (Mountain View)
Thomas PaaschOL6-5, 285Green Bay, Wisconsin (Southwest)
Jaylen PoeRB5-11, 210Dallas, Georgia (North Paulding)
ReSean RandallDL6-5, 218Detroit, Michigan (Cass Tech)
Mahki RolleDB6-2, 185North Miami Beach, Florida (North Miami Beach)
Neveah SandersDL6-4, 220Flint, Michigan (Iowa Western CC)
Luke SkartvedtOL6-3, 300Indianapolis (Roncalli)
Jay’shon ThomasTE6-4, 220Cataula, Georgia (Harris County)
Kyle ThomasWR6-3, 175Richton (Marian Catholic)
Jacob WelchOL6-6, 300Johnsburg (Johnsburg)