FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State University has named Hank Jacobs director of football recruiting, a new full-time position that will be responsible for coordinating campus visits and other recruiting activities for the Bison football program.
Klieman said the position will allow NDSU’s coaches to further concentrate on their coaching duties while ensuring that prospective student-athletes are still able to tour campus and have meetings with coaches and professors.
“It’s so critical for us to have that position so we don’t have to pull staff members out,” said NDSU head coach Chris Klieman. “Recruiting is changing so much. I know we have a number of commitments already for the 2016 class, and all those guys visited this summer.”
Jacobs was an offensive lineman on the NDSU football team from 2009 to 2011 before spending two years as an undergraduate assistant. He was named offensive intern in 2014 and assisted the Bison staff in many of the same recruiting duties he has assumed in the new position.