Updates from Signing Day 2010

7:28 a.m.: Nordly Capi is the first official NLI signee in the Class of 2010; submitted his letter at 5:22 a.m. MST; paperwork just approved!...7:31 a.m.: Athlete Bobby Borcky, who scored 60 TD at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando, is in the fold...7:33 a.m.: Another pair of Orlando-area standouts are officially Rams -- Shaq Bell and Charles Green...7:39 a.m.: The first two Rams from the Central Time Zone, OL Mason Hathaway from the Dallas area and WR Thomas Coffman from Austin, are inked! 7:49 a.m.: They're coming in way too fast for us to keep up! Three more -- speedy DB Bernard Blake from the Austin area, 4.2-GPA student Mason Myers, a stud OL from Oklahoma City, and our first in-state signee, LB Max Morgan from Greeley West, an All-Colorado selection...8:29 a.m.: Four more -- WR Jay James, who's a great story (read his bio below), DB Najee James, who's cousin is NFL Offensive Player of the Year Chris Johnson, another TE from Pueblo in Kivon Cartwright, and LB Vance Green, who runs a 10.6 100 meters, from Texas state champion Gilmer...8:46: Another quartet of new Rams, including the first from the Pacific Time Zone, Garrett Grayson, the No. 22-ranked dual-threat QB in the nation! Also becoming official just now are DL Trevor Murphy from tiny Jefferson, Texas, which has produced three NFL players, probably the class' most athletic offensive lineman in Watsonville, Calif., signee Ty Sambrailo, and the third in-state NLI, Christian Stefo, another first-team All-Colorado selection who led Pomona to the state's 5A championship game in December!...9:31 a.m.: Three more NLI's approved by CSU's compliance office -- Miami-area OL Alex Tucci, Bushland, Texas, TE Crockett Gillmore -- a WR and DE in high school who caught 22 TD passes last year, and LB Eric Niederberger from Nevada City, Calif., his conference's defensive player of the year!...10:22 a.m.:Five more official Rams, including all three from Dr. Phillips in Orlando, three cogs on the Panthers' 2009 team that set a school record with 11 wins -- RB Marvin Ford, LB Marquis Hood and LB Charles Favors, the No. 2 ranked LB in Central Florida...The other two are Dallas Skyline speedster Tony Drake, the No. 8 all-purpose back in the country, and WR James Boone, who had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at St. Cloud (Fla.) High School!...12:44 p.m.:Final NLI is here! John Froland, No. 60 defensive tackle in the nation, is officially a CSU player.

Colorado State's Class of 2010

High School        
Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School
Shaq Bell DB 5-11 178 Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola
Bernard Blake DB 6-0 177 Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop
James Boone WR 6-1 183 St. Cloud, Fla./St. Cloud
Bobby Borcky QB 6-2 190 Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep
Nordly Capi DL 6-3 242 Ocoee, Fla./Ocoee
Kivon Cartwright TE 6-4 215 Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo South
Thomas Coffman WR 5-10 170 Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin
Tony Drake RB 5-8 176 Dallas, Texas/Skyline
Charles Favors LB 6-1 235 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
Marvin Ford RB 5-10 190 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
John Froland DL 6-5 250 Snohomish, Wash./Glacier Peak
Crockett Gillmore TE 6-6 235 Bushland, Texas/Bushland
Garrett Grayson QB 6-2 200 Vancouver, Wash./Heritage
Charles Green DL 6-2 221 Sanford, Fla./Seminole
Vance Green LB 6-0 211 Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer
Mason Hathaway OL 6-5 270 Southlake, Texas/Carroll
Marquis Hood LB 6-0 203 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
Jay James WR 6-3 215 Orlando, Fla./Colonial
Najee James DB 6-0 187 Orlando, Fla./Evans
Max Morgan LB 6-1 213 Greeley, Colo./Greeley West
Trevor Murphy DL 6-3 290 Jefferson, Texas/Jefferson
Mason Myers OL 6-3 285 Oklahoma City, Okla./Southmoore
Eric Niederberger LB 6-1 210 Nevada City, Calif./Nevada Union
+Mike Orakpo S 6-1 200 Houston, Texas/Westbury
Ty Sambrailo OL 6-5 275 Watsonville, Calif./St. Francis
Christian Stefo OL 6-6 316 Arvada, Colo./Pomona
+Pete Thomas QB 6-5 220 El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla
Alex Tucci OL 6-3 295 Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay

+ -- enrolled at Colorado State for Spring 2010 semester

Pronunciation Guide

Nordly Capi...KAPP-ee
Kivon Cartwright...KEE-vonn
John Froland...FROH-lund
Marquis Hood...mar-KEECE
Najee James...nah-G
Eric Niederberger...NEED-er-BER-ger
Mike Orakpo...oh-RACK-poh
Ty Sambrailo...sam-BRY-lo
Christian Stefo...STEFF-oh
Alex Tucci...TOO-chee


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