DICKINSON, ND- Dickinson State University Football is happy to announce the signing of Aaric Spring. Spring is a 6’1” 205 pound linebacker from Billings West High School in Montana.
Spring was named to the Eastern AA (largest classification) All-Conference Team as a Linebacker this past fall. He helped guide a Golden Bear defense that qualified for the Class AA Play-Offs.
Spring was coached by Blue Hawk Hall of Fame running back Rob Stanton who said, “Aaric Spring is an outstanding student-athlete. His work ethic, desire and commitment are unparalleled and will lead him to success at DSU. Aaric’s core values coincide with those at DSU and I am looking forward to his continued success in the classroom and on the field.”
Spring is also a strong student, as he was chosen to the Academic All-State team this past fall, he is also involved in the National Honor Society. Aaric was also chosen as the State of Montana’s “Bulsworth Character Award” Recipient. Which exemplifies character, hard work, dignity and respect. He was the only recipient chosen in Montana.
Aaric will major in Wildlife Biology while attending Dickinson State University.
Aaric is son of Dave & Lauren Spring. His father was a stand-out offensive lineman for Missouri State University.
“I liked the football atmosphere, and the university and town of Dickinson is what I was looking for”, said Aaric Spring.
“Aaric is a perfect fit for our program in many ways. He fits well at our outside linebacker positon. He does a great job in the open field in coverage and tackling . He has a good feel for the game and plays very hard. He plays with passion and is very intelligent. Most importantly Aaric leads by example. He is a good student, dedicated athlete, and a relentless worker. He is the type of guy that is going to make our program better.“, said Blue Hawks Head Coach Pete Stanton.
The Blue Hawks finished 8-3 last season and were crowned North Star Conference Champions, their 23rd conference championship.