July 9, 2010

Recruiting Round-up: Which QB's like CSU

While the top two quarterbacks on the Colorado State roster will begin their first of four years of eligibility, each recruiting class contains a quarterback. Today, we look over the signalcallers with known scholarship offers for Colorado State and check out the chances that they sign with the Rams. While it may seem odd for even a player who has committed to have a slight chance to become a Ram, remember, Pete Thomas was once a commit to Arizona State, so I am not willing to completely close the door on anyone.

Most likely to come to Fort Collins
Conner Smith - Richmond, Tex. - 6-4, 213 - no stars - undecided
The skinny: Smith appears the most likely to commit to Colorado State currently. He likes the Rams, The Rams have seen him in camp and have given him until the end of summer to make a commitment. Smith doesn't have huge numbers, but plays in a system that is run-based and is known for his arm strength.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 65 percent

Dustin Walton - Raton, NM - 6-4, 223 - three-star - undecided
The skinny: Walton has been criss-crossing the country looking for offers and holds three. Above all else, he seems to like Fort Collins even more for the city than the school itself. New Mexico or NMSU could use the hometown heartstrings to bring him home. He mentioned his interest in being the home-state hero. This will be a good recruiting battle.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 55 percent - Dustin has always said he will go where ever it feels right and he seems to really love Fort Fun.

So you're saying there's a chance...
Derrius Vick - Lincoln, Neb. - 6-2, 180 - two star - undecided
The skinny: Colorado State has offered him for basketball, but the football team may be wise to do so as well. Ohio recently offered for football. His reputation as a hoops star may have him underrated on the gridiron and have scared coaches away from offering him football scholarships.
Chances he becomes a Ram basketball player: basketball player: 45 percent
Chances he becomes a Ram football player: 15 percent

Driphus Jackson - Cedar Hill, Tex. - 6-, 175 - no stars yet - undecided
The skinny: If the Rams want him, they better actually call him back. CSU offered a scholarship, then pulled back and haven't contacted him since.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 15 percent

No thanks, just looking:
Kyle Boehm - San Jose, Calif. - 6-3, 205 - four star - Cal
The skinny: Boehm listened to CSU early, but has always been an admirer of Jeff Tedford. CSU faced a major uphill battle with Boehm, but recruited him aggressively.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 5 percent - he seemed to get along with quarterback coach Daren Wilkinson.

Brett Hundley - Chandler, Ariz. - 6-4, 210 - Four-star - Undecided
The skinny: Hundley has his pick of colleges all over the country. The Pac-10 will likely be Hundley's home as Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Washington are in his top five.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 3 percent. I think Brett has his eyes on BCS conference schools and specifically the Pac-10. Can't blame a West coast guy for that.

Brock Berglund - Highlands Ranch - 6-4, 205 - three -star - Colorado
The skinny: Berglund had his choice of dream schools, UCLA and Colorado and chose the Buffs last week. Liked the CSU facilities and Fairchild.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 5 percent. It was pretty clear that he grew up a CU fan and this was something of a dream pick for him.

Derrick Brown - Murieta, Calif. - 6-3, 230 - three-star - Utah
The skinny: In something of a surprise, Brown committed to Utah last month during a visit. He was looking at Colorado State and San Diego State heavily before Utah swept in with an offer.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 2 percent. I felt he was favoring SDSU before making his commitment to Utah.

Kevin Sousa - Orlando, Fla. - 6-2, 213 - three-star - Michigan
The skinny: Sousa held in upwards of 15 offers before picking the spread option of Rich Rodriguez and Michigan last week.
Chances he becomes a Ram: - 0 percent. Never-say-never, but I'll say never in this case.

Joshua Grady - Seffner, Fla. - 6-1, 192 - three-star - undecided
The skinny: Last season Grady threw for 3,000 yards, 28 scores and just three picks, although some schools see him as something different than a quarterback. Hasn't made his school pick yet, but has plans to visit Iowa, Iowa State, Wake Forest and Syracuse.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 2 percent. I think the biggest question is what position he plays in college, then what school will let him play that position. A lot of schools want him to play wideout, but if he wants to play quarterback and someone lets him, it could be a new ballgame.

Johnny Manziel - Kerrville, Tex. - 6-1, 193 - three-star - Oregon
The skinny: Oregon was able to pry the Texas gunslinger who claims a 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash.
Chances he becomes a Ram: 1 percent. Never got Johnny on the phone, which generally means there is little interest from a prospect.

Russell Bellomy - Arlington, Tex. - 6-3, 178 - three star - Purdue
The skinny: Bellomy opted for the pass-happy offensive system in West Lafayette last month.
Chances he becomes a Ram: Bellomy never struck me as that interested in CSU. Given the commitment to Purdue, 2 percent.

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