CFB: Augustana Adds 23 on National Signing Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana head football coach Jerry Olszewski announced the addition of 23 student-athletes to the 2019 signing class. The newest Vikings represent 13 states and feature 12 offensive players, 10 defensive players, and one kicker/punter. All 23 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent, indicating their plans to enroll at Augustana this fall and compete for the Vikings football team. Click here to see the 2019 class.

2019 Class by the numbers
• 18 Team captains
• 17 All-Conference players
• 12 State champions
• 11 All-State players
• 8 All-State academic
• 5 Players of the year
Olszewski is thrilled about the Augustana signing class this year. "I am very excited about our 2019 class, and the impact that I believe they will have on the future of AU Football," Olszewski said. "The process of signing this talented group began with our staff doing an extensive evaluation of our current roster and what needs we will have in our program. We then set out to find the very best fits in the country, which is evident in the 13 states represented in this class."

"During the offseason, we identified some key needs, and I am confident we hit the mark at every position with this class," Olszewski said. "When recruiting, we not only wanted to make sure we signed great football players, but equally important are leadership, competitiveness, and athleticism. I believe that we did just that in this group, and I look forward to their growth, leadership, and impact on our football program during their careers here at Augustana. Overall, I'm proud of our staff, faculty, and university for attracting such a tremendous group of young men into the Viking Football Family."

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School / Previous School Highlights
Mitchell Goodbary
TE 6-5 215 Sioux Falls, S.D. / Sioux Falls Christian Watch

T.J. Skradski
TE 6-6 230 Omaha, Neb. / Skutt Catholic Watch

Carson Wilson
OL 6-1 260 Sioux Falls, S.D. / Washington Watch

CJ James
OL 6-6 305 Des Moines, Iowa / East High School Watch

Austin Rodriguez
OL 6-2 270 Plano, Texas / Prestonwood Christian Watch

Carter Olthoff
WR 6-3 190 Brandon, S.D. / Brandon Valley Watch

Jake Polson
DB 5-11 165 Reno, Nev. / Damonte Ranch Watch

Clay Herding
LB 6-1 195 Mankato, Minn. / Mankato West Watch

Luke Overton
DL 6-3 275 Rockford, Minn / Rockford Watch

Ben Limburg
K/P 6-0 190 Rochester, Minn. / Rochester Lourdes Watch

Eli Samuelson
ATH 6-3 185 Comfrey, Minn. / Comfrey Watch

Kyle Graham
RB 5-10 190 Las Vegas, Nev. / Arbor View Watch

Josh Buddenhagen
DL 6-3 275 Hartford, Wisc. / Hartford Union Watch

Bentley Boike
LB 6-3 215 Gluek, Minn. / Dawson-Boyd Watch

Tanner Moore
DB 6-2 175 Shawnee, Kan. / Mill Valley Watch

Haden Wallace
LB 6-1 205 Kansas City, Mo. / Park Hill Watch

Jarod Epperson
RB 6-0 182 Omaha, Neb. / Skutt Catholic Watch

Conner Carroll
OL 6-2 244 Omaha, Neb. / Millard West Watch

Devon Jones
WR 5-8 170 San Diego, Calif. / Kearney High Digital Media & Design Watch

Benjamin Roots
OL 6-4 245 Scottsdale, Ariz. / Desert Mountain Watch

Jessen Reinking
DL 6-3 230 Kingsley, Iowa / Kingsley-Pierson Watch

Isaiah Ryan
DB 6-0 185 Sterling, Ill. / Sterling Watch

Matthew Francis
QB 6-2 200 Thornton, Colo. / Horizon Watch

Augustana football fans can join coach Olszewski and the football staff on Wed. Feb. 6 as the program will hold a signing day celebration at Will's Training Table in Sioux Falls. Fans are welcome to come to Will's and learn about the 2019 Viking Football signing class. More details are below.

What: Augustana Football Signing Day Celebration
When: Wednesday, Feb. 6
Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Will's Training Table (Sanford Sports Complex)