Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football

College Football Recruiting: Three Star DT Commits to Colorado State Rams

Jim McElwain Colorado State Rams

Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Recruiting is the name of the game, and the game is college football. For the Colorado State Rams, the game has not been kind of late. New head coach Jim McElwain guided CSU to a 4-8 record in year one. However, the big wins are coming off the field for McElwain.

Just this week, the Rams secured a verbal commitment from junior college transfer LaRyan King of City College of San Francisco. While the name might not be on the top of most recruiting services lists, King represents what could be a very productive addition in a place the Rams could use the help. King is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports.

The Rams averaged over 200 yards against on the ground and King, a defensive tackle, could be valuable in helping to shore up the interior from day one. Joining King on the line is fellow 2013 classmate Austin Berk a defensive end from Grand Junction, Colorado.

So far McElwain is doing a stellar job of recruiting when compared to fellow Mountain West programs. As of today the Rams have three three-star commits plus six two-stars as rated by Rivals. Further consider that Rivals has the Rams 2013 class as the third best so far in the conference. The two programs ahead of CSU? The Boise State Broncos and the San Diego State Aztecs; both non factors next season as they are gone for the Big East.

King chose Colorado State over three other BCS level programs. McElwain’s story has yet to be written. If the coach can keep gaining ground in-state as he is on the recruiting trail, his future in Ft. Collins looks bright.

Half of the current 2013 class is made up of verbal commitments from the state of Colorado. While the school in Boulder is mired in uncertainty, Colorado State has a chance to capitalize.

A step in the right direction for a team that has a chance to make some noise in the Mountain West next season.

 

James Gomez is a Pac-12 and Mountain West columnist for Rant Sports and member of the Football Writers Association of America. You can follow James on Twitter as well.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Mountain West Daily (2/5/16)

Fresno State women’s tennis is playing in the ITA National Indoor Championships, Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun agrees to a contract extension and former Falcon quarterback Chris Beake heads to his second Super Bowl in three years as a defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas: Top 4 Games at Georgia Tech

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas exploded onto the scene in 2009 for the Yellow Jackets and was a tremendous playmaker. Even GT's option-oriented offense could not conceal the weapon that was affectionately known as "Bay Bay". Thomas put together some awesome games in his time in Atlanta. Enjoy four of his greatest performances right here!

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Boston College Hype Video

Luke Kuechly's legendary career at Boston College led him to the Carolina Panthers, where he has been one of the most dominant forces in the NFL. Luke has been the catalyst for a prolific Panthers defense that will now be tested on the biggest stage of all, Super Bowl 50! Enjoy this special Super Bowl edition of the best of Luke Kuechly while a BC Eagle!

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

SEC's Best Super Bowl Performers

Several SEC alums have been standout Super Bowl performers dating back to the game's inception in 1967. With Cam Newton and Peyton Manning headlining Super Bowl 50, take a look back at other former SEC stars that made it to the game's biggest stage.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Cam Newton's Celebration Inspiration?

Panthers QB Cam Newton's celebrations have received plenty of attention during his team's path to Super Bowl 50. But what's the inspiration for the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner's moves? We take a look back to his Auburn days to help explain where his "Superman" celebration came from.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Best Names From National Signing Day | The Feed

National Signing Day 2016 is in the books with the nation's top recruits choosing their schools. In this edition of "The Feed brought to you by Cici's Pizza," Shae Peppler goes through some of the best names from the Class of 2016 and how Campus Insiders chooses to think of them.

Comment 0 Comments