Rams receive four letters of intent on junior college signing day
Dec. 19, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Colorado State head football coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday the addition of five new members to the program. The Rams received signed letters of intent from four junior college student-athletes and a financial aid agreement from one high school senior. All five plan to enroll at Colorado State in January for the spring semester, and will be eligible to participate immediately in all football program activities.
Running back Kapri Bibbs (Front Range Community College/Snow College), tight end/defensive lineman Martavius Foster (East Mississippi Community College) and defensive linemen Terry Jackson (Coffeyville Community College) and LaRyan King (City College of San Francisco) have signed letters of intent, while defensive lineman Austin Berk from Grand Junction (Colo.) High School has signed a financial aid agreement.
"It is very important that we're able to get these guys here at mid-term so they can start to work in our offseason program and go through spring ball with us," McElwain said. "We were very fortunate in each case, winning some heavy recruiting battles. Our coaches did a great job to get these guys and I'm happy they are part of the Colorado State family."
Bibbs, a 5-10, 198-pound running back, attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, in 2011 and played in 11 games for the Badgers, rushing for 415 yards and six touchdowns on 74 carries (5.6). He comes to Colorado State from Front Range Community College. As a prep star at Plainfield (Ill.) North High School he rushed for 4,210 yards (8.6 avg.) and 61 touchdowns in his final two seasons. As a senior he rushed for 520 yards and scored seven touchdowns in one game en route to Chicago Offensive Player of the Year honors from ESPNChicago.com and ChicagoNow.com.
Foster (6-5, 260) is a tight end who originally enrolled at Tennessee State after a stellar prep career atStarkville (Miss.) High School. After a redshirt year in 2011 he transferred to defending junior college national champion East Mississippi Community College and as a defensive end posted 22 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks for a team that went 8-2 in 2012. Foster is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and JC Football.com.
Jackson (6-2, 260), a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, was second-team all-conference at Coffeyville Community College and in 2012 received the Reb Russell Memorial Football Scholarship Award, bestowed upon the outstanding out-of-state athlete at Coffeyville CC. His 2012 statistics included 41 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss and four sacks. At Owasso (Okla.) High School in 2010 Jackson earned Tulsa World all-state honors by making 92 tackles, including 15 for lost yardage, in leading his Rams to the state Class 6A semifinals.
King, a 6-2, 290-pound defensive lineman from Vacaville (Calif.) High School, comes to the Rams from the City College of San Francisco, where was rated a three-star recruit by JCFootball.com and two-star by Rivals.com. In 2012 he posted 46 tackles, including 8 for lost yardage and 3.5 sacks, as well as one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. King's CCSF Rams went 10-2, including a loss to Bakersfield Community College in the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship game. He originally enrolled at Solano Junior College, where he spent the 2011 season.
Berk will graduate early from Grand Junction (Colo.) High School and enroll at Colorado State in January. The 6-5, 235-pound defensive lineman, was a Denver Post All-Colorado selection in 2011, and expected to be named for 2012 when the team is announced. His statistics for 2012 included 68 tackles, four sacks, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. He also punted four times for a 42.8 average, including a long of 51. As a junior in 2011 he ranked third in the state in sacks with 10.5 among his 52 tackles, and he added one interception.
The Rams' full 2013 recruiting class will be announced on February 6, 2013, when all high school and junior college football student-athletes may sign national letters of intent.