Rams Recruiting Update: Deion Sanders praises Colorado State coaching staff, facilities
Many fans have expressed concerns about the future of Colorado State football, more specifically its 2019 recruiting class, which is currently ranked 115th in the country according to 247Sports. I am here to say that the sky is not falling in Fort Collins.
The rankings are somewhat concerning, but over the last two weeks, CSU has picked up verbal commitments from multiple highly touted prospects, including Austin Williams and Keevan Bailey. In-state commit Aidan Cullen reaffirmed his commitment, and the Rams locked down a potential starter for next season’s offensive line with Desmond Noel announcing his commitment on Dec. 4.
Along with the players CSU has already locked down, Deion Sanders’ son, Shilo, recently took an official visit. On Twitter, Deion praised the coaching staff and said that the facilities are unbelievable. High praise from someone that played in the league and whose son has offers from Nebraska, Oregon, Georgia, Florida State, Tennessee and others.
While the CSU coaching staff may not be racking up a large quantity of commits, there is a clear goal: fill positions of need. As Kelly Lyell recently pointed out, the Rams are in a difficult position this offseason with so many key positions to address. But, despite coming off of a 3-9 season, Mike Bobo and Co., are landing players that will immediately be able to make an impact.
The recruiting cycle is driven by momentum, so it would be dumb to expect CSU to land a bunch of 5-star prospects after the drama that unfolded in 2018. All things considered though, CSU is expected to sign most of its current verbals during the early signing period and still has two months to fill out its 2019 class.
If the Rams can land a few more players on the defensive side of the football and maybe pick up a transfer or two, which sources have told me is a distinct possibility, the Colorado State faithful will relax. Until then, follow Rams Report for your 2019 recruiting updates!
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