CSU Football Program Lands 6 Players From Colorado

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado State University football program had their recruiting effort helped by a winning season and bowl appearance, which they won.

The Rams grabbed six players from Colorado on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Head coach Jim McElwain says protecting turf inside the border is key to him.

“Our staff has made, obviously, we go to every high school in the state of Colorado in the spring and we touch every single school there is, it doesn’t matter what they play, 11 man, eight man, six man, it doesn’t matter,” McElwain said. “It’s our responsibility, as I’ve said, is to try to lock the borders and know this is a place that they can be successful, which can help them in their future.”

Colorado State’s Signees Announced Wednesday

Jordan Benson, ol, 6-3, 275, Blue Springs (Mo.) HS

Demaurier Blackwell, lb, 6-3, 230, San Jose Valley Christian (Calif.) HS

Wyatt Bryan, k, 6-0, 170, Douglas County (Colo.) HS.

Jordan Finley, ol, 6-3, 265, Sierra (Calif.) CC

Rocklin Colton Foster, dt, 6-3, 280, Frontier (Bakersfield, Calif.) HS

John Freismuth, ath., 6-4, 201, Loveland (Colo.) HS

Deionte Gaines, wr, 5-8, 170, Orlando Dr. Phillips (Fla.) HS

Silvester Hayes, de, 6-3, 210, Oak Cliff (Dallas) HS

Preston Hodges, db, 5-11, 196, Bakersfield (Calif.) CC

Shun Johnson, db, 5-11, 160, Denver South HS.

Devin Jones, db, 5-10, 160, Woodland (Calif.) HS

Jyaz Jones, db, 6-1, 180, South Oak Cliff (Dallas) HS

Coleman Key, qb, 6-4, 215, Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS

Johnathan Lewis, rb, 5-11, 175, La Porte (Texas) HS

Nathan Lucas, ls, 6-2, 210, Colorado Springs Pine Creek (Colo.) HS

Christian Montes, te, 6-4, 255, Garden Grove Golden West (Calif.) JC

Kevin Nutt, db, 5-10, 286, Fresno Edison (Calif.) HS

Trey Smith, ath, 6-0, 176, Douglas County (Castle Rock, Colo.) HS

Zach Stefo, ol, 6-5, 260, Arvada Pomona (Colo.) HS

Demontrie Taylor, db, 5-11, 185, Denton Guyer (Texas) HS.

Tre Thomas, lb, 6-1, 210, Denver Overland HS

Deron Thompson, rb, 5-10, 170, Wichita Northwest (Kansas) HS

Steven Walker, te, 6-2, 240, Butler (Wichita, Kansas) CC

Josh Watson, lb, 6-2, 231, Blue Springs (Mo.) HS

Jalen Williams, rb, 6-0, 200, Regis (Parker, Colo.) HS

Matrcus Wilson, db, 5-10, 180, Valor Christian (Aurora, Colo.) HS

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