Colorado State's Class of 2009

High School (20)

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School
+ Justin Becker OL 6-7 265 Highlands Ranch, Colo./ThunderRidge
Jared Biard OL 6-7 290 League City, Texas/Clear Creek
Joe Brown TE 6-3 220 Wichita, Kan./Bishop Carroll
Te'Jay Brown DT 6-2 260 St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg
+ Jordan Gragert OL 6-4 270 Libby, Mont./Libby
Lou Greenwood ATH/RB 6-0 175 Conroe, Texas/Conroe
Brandon Haynes OL 6-3 290 Cedar Hill, Texas/Dallas Jesuit
+ C.J. James DE 6-3 238 Orlando, Fla./Colonial
Pete Kontodiakos P 6-3 185 Tarpon Springs, Fla./Countryside
Immanuel Mitchell CB 5-11 170 Corona, Calif./Eleanor Roosevelt
Cameron Moss TE 6-5 236 El Cajon, Calif./Steele Canyon
Chris Nwoke RB 6-0 208 Highlands Ranch, Colo./ThunderRidge
Mike Orakpo LB 6-1 200 Sugar Land, Texas/Westbury
Nico Ranieri QB 6-2 195 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
Weston Richburg OL 6-4 265 Amarillo, Texas/Bushland
Vernon Scott WR 6-0 185 Muskogee, Okla./Muskogee
Dru Taylor CB 5-10 165 Oak Cliff, Texas/Lincoln
Ezra Thompson S 6-2 205 Tinley Park, Ill./Lincoln-Way East
+ Matt Weems DE 6-4 227 Centennial, Colo./Arapahoe
Curtis Wilson DL 6-4 240 Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek

Junior College (2)

Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School
+ Jon Eastman QB 6-2 210 Sandy, Utah/Snow College
+ Leonard Mason RB 6-0 215 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./College of the Desert

+ -- enrolled at Colorado State for Spring 2009 semester

Pronunciation Guide

Jared Biard: BEARD
Te'Jay Brown: T-J
Jordan Gragert: GRAY-gurt
Pete Kontodiakos: cunn-DOH-DEE-aack-iss
Immanuel Mitchell: e-man-you-ell
Chris Nwoke: WOH-kay
Mike Orakpo: oh-RACK-poh
Nico Ranieri: NEE-ko ruh-NEAR-ee

Colorado State Announces Fairchild's Second Signing Class

Rams secure top talent from Florida, Texas, Chicago

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Steve Fairchild this afternoon is announcing his second recruiting class as Colorado State head coach...The class includes 20 true freshmen and one junior-college player...Several players have already enrolled and will begin practicing with the Rams in March.

A step in the right direction

The Rams are building strong momentum and kinetic energy coming out of Steve Fairchild's first season as head coach. The team finished the most successful campaign in school history for a squad with a first-year coach, and ended with a resounding exclamation point -- CSU's first bowl win since `01 and first winning season since '03.

Now, the Rams have taken another strong step forward with what many are already calling a solid 2009 recruiting class. More