Eli Edwards is one of four signees announced Thursday by Head Coach Jim McElwain
Aug. 9, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain announced Thursday the addition of defensive linemen Eli Edwards and Lanston Tanyi, defensive back Jasen Oden and wide receiver Jordan White to the Rams' roster. The team's list of walk-ons was also released on Thursday.
Edwards, 6-foot-1, 244 pounds, comes to CSU after playing two seasons at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. The defensive end finished his freshman year with 35 tackles, including eight for loss, and was named to the All-Northern Division Central Conference second team. His sophomore season ended early due to a torn ACL. He is a junior with two years of eligibility remaining.
A 2009 graduate of Long Beach Poly High School, Edwards was a member of the CIF Championship team as a senior. Despite playing for just one season, he was named to the All-CIF and All-Moore League first teams. He is originally from American Samoa, and is married to Luisa Edwards.
Edwards will wear number 99.
Tanyi, 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, transfers to Colorado State from Appalachian State as a graduate student with one year of eligibility remaining. He graduated in May from Appalachian State with his bachelor's degree in electronic media/broadcasting after playing three years for the Mountaineers.
A native of Shelby, N.C., Tanyi will be enrolled in Colorado State's graduate program for education human resources. He was a regular starter as a true freshman at Appalachian State in 2008, and earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors as a sophomore in 2009 before being granted a medical redshirt in 2010. He returned to play in 2011 and recorded 20 tackles with two tackles for loss. Tanyi was a two-time all-state defensive lineman at Shelby High School.
Tanyi will wear number 91.
Oden, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, is a freshman from North Carolina Tech Christian Academy in Charlotte. In his prep career in Buffalo, N.Y., Oden earned third-team All-Western New York honors at defensive back for East High School. He helped East to a 6-3 record in 2010, including a 4-2 mark in Class B Central.
Oden will wear number 17.
White, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver, comes to Colorado State from Palm Springs (Calif.) High School. White, the tallest wide receiver on the Rams' roster, compiled 38 catches for 664 yards and 8 touchdowns his senior season. He led the league in receptions and touchdowns while helping the Indians to a 13-1 record.
White, a two-year captain, also garnered first-team all-league honors his junior and senior years and a second-team all-league award his sophomore season. White was recruited by UCLA, San Diego State, and Washington. Tim Skipper recruited him for CSU.
White will wear number 81.
In addition, McElwain announced the team has welcomed the following players as walk-ons participating in fall camp: Chase Cochran, Tanner Humphrey, Hayden Hunt, C.J. Glenn, Richard Mbugua, Richard Pixley, Blake Rains and Robert Ruiz. They will be joined by additional walk-ons once school begins. McElwain is hoping to continue the great tradition of successful walk-ons in the Rams' program.
# # #
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Limited tickets remain for Rams at the Rockies ...
Colorado State University is taking over Coors Field on Saturday, Aug. 15, for the Colorado...
Matthews recognized for community involvement
Senior Trent Matthews was recognized for his community involvement, being named to the Wuerfell...
Higgins named to Biletnikoff Award watch list
2014 Biletnikoff Award finalist Rashard Higgins, who led the NCAA FBS in yards, touchdowns and...
James selected to Butkus Award Watch List
Senior Cory James was named to the Butkus Award Watch List on Tuesday, an award which annually...
Matthews named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list
Colorado State senior Trent Matthews was recognized as one of the top defensive backs in the...
Hunt selected to Ray Guy Award Watch List
The Augusta Sports Council named Colorado State punter Hayden Hunt to its 2015 Ray Guy Award...
CSU's Cartwright, Walker named to John...
CSU was one of two schools nationally to have multiple players named to the 2015 John Mackey...
CSU's Higgins named to Maxwell Award watch list
CSU wide receiver Rashard Higgins was named to the Maxwell Award watch list on Tuesday morning,...