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Signing Day

Updates from Signing Day 2012

For live press conference info (1 p.m. MST), click here...Fred "Big Shaq" Walker is the first official recruit signed during the Jim McElwain era at Colorado State!...From Georgia to Texas, Josh Bowman is the newest Ram; Bowman played with RB Davon Riddick at Abilene Cooper, picking off seven career passes...Another Texas addition reminded prep observers of Devin Hester; it's D'Arric Thomas (D-air-ik) out of Dallas Carter, a corner and return specialist with 4.37 speed that forced opponents to kick away from him!...CSU welcomes the 2011 Colorado Gatorade & Scout.com Player of the Year, Joe Hansley, a two-time all-state selection and an all-conference performer in all three phases...Parade All-American Kevin Davis, one of the top players in Colorado, is officially in the fold...Darran Hall Jr., son of the standout CSU punt returner Darran Hall (1997-98), is the first of what could be many from the West Coast, to sign with the Rams ... Nick Januska, a DB from Southern California that intercepted 10 career passes and scored five times on defense, is headed to CSU; Januska was his conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Brett Jordan, who has a 6-foot-11 wingspan and never played football prior to his junior season, is officially on the roster; the Twittersphere learned of Jordan's commitment Sunday, when Chris Paul and Blake Griffin announced it after he attended the Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center that night to see his big brother, the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan ... Johnny Schupp (SHOOP), one of the top offensive linemen in Northern California and one of the top wrestlers in the nation, is now a Ram...Nolan Peralta, a two-time CIF Section Defensive Player of the Year, and a three-year starter on both sides of the ball with a 4.3 GPA, is coming to Fort Collins ... Another Colorado player, Jordon Vaden, a two-time all-state and three-time first-team all-conference choice, will be only an hour from home ... Welcome to the program Nick Callender, a "Cream of the Crop" selection as one of the top 20 overall players in the Bay Area; the left tackle did not miss a start over the final 33 games of his career ...CSU lands another conference Offensive Lineman of the Year, Tomas Rivera, who helped Long Beach Poly to a pair of league titles...Danny Nwosu (WOH-soo), who helped his team win the 2011 Maryland state championship after transferring to Baltimore Dunbar, is coming to CSU...Here comes Bryan Ohene (oh-HENN-ee), a LB from Arlington, Texas, a three-year starter for a district champion ... The Rams just landed Fred Zerblis, the starting center (29-game streak) from the 2011 Georgia state champion, a squad that finished No. 4 in the final USA Today polls ...CSU gets its first junior-college signing, DT Calvin Tonga, a starter on a team that played in the 2011 national JC championship ...Another outstanding Northern California lineman is coming to Fort Collins: Mitch Frentescu (fren-TESS-ku), a first-team all-conference selection on both sides of the ball, who did not play football prior to his junior season ...Also as part of this class are four scholarship players that enrolled this semester and will be available for spring practice; all four of these players signed with the Rams prior to Coach Mac becoming head coach: K/P Keenan Adams, QB Craig Leonard, RB Tommey Morris and OL A.J. Frieler, who practiced with CSU as a true freshman walkon in 2011 ...Mr. Mister Jones joins what has become an immensely talented offensive backfield for a coach that saw two of his Alabama running backs go to New York as a Heisman finalist; Jones is the last signee prior to the press conference, but the Rams are not done!! ...Post-press conference signing is the final expected NLI -- at least for Feb. 1 -- OL Chuck Ragland, a JC transfer out of the College of San Mateo; before signing with Cal out of high school, helped Mullen to the 2008 5A Colorado championship, where the Mustangs defeated Cherry Creek.

Class of 2012        
Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School

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Keenan Adams  K/P  5-10  186  Bainbridge, Ga./Bainbridge

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Josh Bowman DB   6-0  182  Abilene, Texas/Cooper

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Nick Callender OL 6-5 285 Hayward, Calif./St. Mary's College HS

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Kevin Davis LB 6-3 226 Fountain, Colo./Fountain-Fort Carson

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Mitch Frentescu DL 6-4 270 Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas

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A.J. Frieler OL 6-5 295 Greeley, Colo./Greeley West

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Joe Hansley WR 5-10 170 Highlands Ranch, Colo./Highlands Ranch

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Darran Hall WR 6-0 165 San Diego, Calif./Eastlake

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Nick Januska  DB 6-2 210 Ventura, Calif./Ventura

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Mister Jones RB 6-2 210 Englewood, Colo./Texas A&M

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Brett Jordan TE 6-5 265 Houston, Texas/Bellaire

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Craig Leonard QB 6-4 218 Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge

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Tommey Morris RB 6-0 225 Odessa, Texas/Permian

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Danny Nwosu TE 6-2 217 Washington, D.C./Dunbar

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Bryan Ohene LB 6-1 208 Arlington, Texas/Mansfield Summit

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Nolan Peralta LB 6-3 222 Murrieta, Calif./Elsinore

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Chuck Ragland OL 6-7 295 Denver, Colo./College of San Mateo

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Tomas Rivera OL 6-6 315 Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly

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Johnny Schupp TE 6-5 240 Vacaville, Calif./Vacaville

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D'Arric Thomas DB 5-10 175 Dallas, Texas/Carter

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Calvin Tonga DL 6-3 320 Inglewood, Calif./Arizona Western

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Jordon Vaden WR 6-3 180 Henderson, Colo./Prairie View

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Shaq Walker  DL  6-2  320  Barnesville, Ga./Lamar County

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Fred Zerblis OL 6-3 295 Grayson, Ga./Grayson

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