Dec. 18, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Second-year Head Coach Jim McElwain announced the addition of four new players to the Colorado State football team on Wednesday.
The Rams received signed letters of intent from four junior college student-athletes, Jordan Finley (Sierra College), Preston Hodges (Bakersfield Community College), Christian Montes (Golden West College) and Steven Walker (Butler College). All four plan to enroll at CSU in January for the spring semester, and will be eligible to participate immediately in football program activities.
Finley, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman, spent two seasons at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., where he earned first-team All-Valley honors as a sophomore.
The native of Honolulu, Hawaii, helped lead Sierra College to a 6-5 record this season before losing in the San Francisco Community College Bowl against City College of San Francisco.
Hodges, a 6-foot, 190-pound running back from Bakersfield Community College, played one season rushing 187 times for 888 yards, a 4.7 average per carry, and eight touchdowns. The native of Bakersfield, Calif., was a do-it-all player at Independence High School where he threw for over 2,100 yards and rushed for nearly 1,800 yards in two varsity seasons. In those two seasons, Hodges racked up 40 touchdowns.
Montes, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end, attended Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he played tight end and offensive tackle. Montes hauled in four receptions for 60 yards, playing in 11 games for the Rustlers.
The native of Garden Grove, Calif., helped lead his team to its highest state ranking in program history, finishing the regular season as the fifth-best team in the state after a 9-1 regular season.
As a freshman Montes caught nine passes for 94 yards and had one touchdown.
Walker, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end, attended Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., where he led the Grizzlies to a 9-2 season before losing to Iowa Western in the Graphic Edge Bowl. The native of Wichita, Kan., caught 12 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2013.
On Tuesday, Walker earned NJCAA All-America honors for not only his pass catching but for his ability to block.
The Rams’ full 2014 recruiting class will be announced on Feb. 5, 2014, when all high school and junior college football student-athletes may sign national letters of intent.
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