The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Tuszka is a projected defensive end. The three-time all-stater did it all for Warner, playing linebacker, tight end, wide receiver, running back, punter and placekicker. He had 91 tackles in earning the Lake Region Conference defensive MVP award in leading Warner to the state championship game this past season.
His dad Mark played football at Minnesota-Duluth (1976-79) and had tryouts with the Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers and and Minnesota Vikings. His grandfather, Rhody Tuszka, played football for the University of Minnesota (1954-58).
Mary recruits: Nick Larson of Selby signed to play for the University of Mary. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Herreid-Selby Area quarterback passed for 1,052 yards and 14 touchdowns, and also rushed for 396 yards and 8 touchdowns last season in leading the Wolverines to a 10-1 season.
Dakota State recruits: Dakota State signed 26 players, including former Britton-Hecla standout Spencer Carlson, who is transferring from USD. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder is projected as a wide receiver.
“Spencer did not play football while at USD, but he did lift and exercise with all sport programs by helping in the strength and conditioning programs for the Coyotes, and he looks like he did a great job of getting himself ready to play for the Trojans,” DSU coach Josh Anderson said. “We recruited Spencer out of high school and are glad he finally chose to join us.”
The Trojans also signed 6-foot-2, 180-pound free safety Cody Bunger. Bunger led Canistota to three state football championships in a row.
Dakota Wesleyan recruits: Dakota Wesleyan signed 33 recruits, including 5-foot-8, 205-pound linebacker Jade Farlee of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. Farlee was a two-time all-conference, four-year starter who rushed for more than 1,000 yards and recorded 150 tackles. The Tigers also signed 6-foot, 185-pound linebacker Jeremy Schuelke of Milbank.
SDSU recruits: South Dakota State snagged three South Dakotans in its recruiting class of 17.
The Jacks also announced that 14 other prep standouts will walk-on with the team this fall. That list includes eight South Dakotans, including Matt Swallow of Aberdeen Roncalli.
Mason Leiseth, DE, 6-2, 215, Hayti.
Cole Langer, LB, 6-2, 230, Dell Rapids.
Connor Orgill, WR, 6-4, 190, Parker.
Mikias Alipate, LB, 6-1, 205, Richfield, Minn.
Jesse Bobbit, LB, 6-2, 215, Palatien, Il.
Dalton Douglas, QB, 6-4, 200, Redlands, Calif.