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Eric Peterson, Published January 24 2014

Spuds senior Eidsness commits to play football for the Dragons

MOORHEAD – Tyler Eidsness is staying in Moorhead.

The Spuds senior has verbally committed to play football for Minnesota State Moorhead.

Eidsness played quarterback and defensive back at Moorhead High School. He is projected to play free safety for the Dragons.

“His strengths are his knowledge of the game,” said Spuds head coach Kevin Feeney. “He’s a football guy. What I mean by that, he knows where he is supposed to be on the football field.”

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Eidsness said he will also try his hand at long snapping for the Dragons. He visited the MSUM campus last Sunday and that visit helped cement his choice.

“All the guys around there seem like really good people. I just got really excited about that,” said Eidsness, who also plays basketball and baseball for the Spuds. “They’re on their way up and I want to be a part of that.”

Eidsness also considered Concordia among his final choices. Eidsness is the son of former Spuds head coach Rick Eidsness, who was an assistant coach for the Spuds this past season.

Tyler Eidsness joins Moorhead High senior Brett Lawrence, who also recently committed to play football at MSUM. Lawrence is set to play wide receiver for the Dragons.

“I think that is a really good bonus for me. I don’t think it weighed a lot into my decision,” Eidsness said of Lawrence going to MSUM. “He’s like two houses down from me, so I’ve known him forever. It’s pretty cool we’re going to the same college to play football.”

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