University of St. Thomas coach Caruso reacts to first D1 signing class

The University of St. Thomas Tommies head football coach Glenn Caruso signed his first Division-I recruiting class Wednesday, the first day recruits could officially sign their letter of intent. The Tommies will play its first season of Division I football in the fall of 2021.

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St. Thomas welcomed 26 players into the program, including 12 from Minnesota.

The Tommies will compete in the Pioneer League, one of two non-scholarship leagues in the Football Championship Subdivision, next fall. St. Thomas could still have more signees, as a second signing period opens in early February 2021.

Here is the full list of signees:

• Bryce Boyd, WR, 6-5, 185, Shakopee, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels
• Isaiah Bragg, WR-DB, 5-10, 170, Chicago, Ill./St. Rita
• Aiden Carlson, TE, 6-4, 235, Fargo, N.D./North
• Braeden Edwards, OL, 6-6, 275, West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley
• Ian Erickson, OL, 6-6, 285, St. Charles, Ill./North
• Noah Friedt, DL-LB, 6-3, 220, Lakeville, Minn./Apple Valley
• Grant Gerber, DL-LB, 6-3, 230, Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial
• Nick Hand, DB, 6-3, 185, Rogers, Minn./Totino-Grace
• Owen Johnson, DB, 5-11, 195, Mankato, Minn./West
• Kristoff Kowalkowski, QB, 6-2, 210, St. Cloud, Minn./Totino-Grace
• Tyler LaHam, DL, 6-4, 245, Verona, Wis./Verona
• Jason Laliberte, OL, 6-7, 282, Maple Grove, Minn./Maple Grove
• Yusef Leak, DB, 6-1, 172, Orlando, Fla./The Masters Academy
• John McBride, TE, 6-6, 245, White Bear Lake, Minn./White Bear Lake
• Jalen Moore, RB, 5-10, 200, Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard West
• Alec Rasmussen, OL, 6-6, 275, Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata
• Landon Reed, RB, 6-1, 225, Naples, Fla./Community
• Langston Robinson, OL, 6-3, 303, Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette
• Savion Robinson, DB, 6-0, 170, Minneapolis, Minn./Minnehaha Academy-SMB
• Shawn Shipman, RB, 5-11, 200, Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park
• Branden Smith, QB, 6-3, 175, Las Vegas, Nev./Cimarron-Memorial
• Nic Snuggerud, WR, 5-10, 175, Victoria, Minn./Chaska
• Brock Stanek, OL, 6-6, 250, Callender, Iowa/Fort Dodge St. Edmund
• Alex Sweetland, RB-WR, 5-9, 180, Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart Griffin
• Drake Tabor, K, 6-0, 170, Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park
• Jordan Titus, DL, 6-1, 280, Hutchinson, Minn./Hutchinson