Signing Day

Updates from Signing Day 2011

7:58 a.m.: QB Conner Smith from Richmond Travis High School in Tfexas is the first official NLI to arrive on the McGraw Center fax machine (this morning at 6 a.m.); he's approved by the CSU compliance office and now available on the Web site...See bios below for each player...highlights will be available very soon...7:59 a.m.: Blake Jones, a stellar tight end that unselfishly played tackle as a senior in helping Tulsa Union to three straight Oklahoma state championships, is officially a Ram!...His letter was the second to arrive in Fort Collins, at 6:10 a.m. ...8 a.m.: Keenan Adams, a kicker from south Georgia, who hit his final 52 PATs in succession and also connected on a 52-yarder in HS, is expected to replace Ben DeLine following his graduation...8:03 a.m.: Lee Clubb, a two-time District MVP from the Wichita Falls area of Texas, signs as a future CSU wide receiver...8:15 a.m. Kapri Bibbs, the best offensive player in the nation's third-largest city, is officially CSU-bound. ...8:23 a.m.: Welcome to CSU Donnell Alexander, a RB/athlete from Kansas City that rushed for better than 7,000 yards and racked up 95 TDs in high school...8:27 a.m.: Trey Cassidy, a member of the Houston Chronicle's Top 100, is in the fold. ... 8:49 a.m.: 6-foot-1 cornerback DeAndre Elliott, from powerhouse Carter High School in Dallas, is headed to Fort Collins. ...8:56 a.m.: Two more on board: LB Aaron Davis, a relative of the Tuiasosopo family, and Beau Reilly, a QB from Valley Center, Calif., that led his team to consecutive appearances in the CIF state championship game (Reilly is expected to depart on an LDS mission and return in the spring of 2014). ...9:08 a.m.: Joe Kawulok, the largest of his brothers, becomes the fourth brother in his his family to earn a major-college football scholarship, and the third to play at CSU...9:12 a.m.: Robert Nunn, an explosive 1,000-yard receiver for a 10-4 team in the Austin area, is officially on the roster. ...9:16 a.m.: Justin Hansen, another in-state stud who started on both sides of the line at Longmont, Colo., is officially headed 45 minutes north to Fort Collins. 9:38 a.m.: Hearing some amazing stories from Texas in trying to get NLIs in the hands of recruits, and back to Fort Collins, despite power outages and horrible weather conditions...should make for a fitting Super Bowl this Sunday. ... 9:40 a.m.: Don't forget about the four players already enrolled and eligible for participation in spring practice next month: RB Dorian Brown, the state's No. 5 overall prospect according to the Denver Post, from down the road in Thompson Valley; Garrett Grayson, a grayshirt from Washington state who worked out with Ty Detmer in Austin, Texas, during the Rams' 2010 season; Colton Paulhus, the class' only JC player who should help the Rams immediately on their D-line (three years of eligibility remaining), and Drew Reilly, a 21-year-old true freshman, back from his LDS mission and ready to contribute to the CSU secondary immediately this spring. ...9:58 a.m.: Nu'uvali Fa'apito -- new-oo-vahl-ee fa-ah-pee-toe -- a LB from the Palm Springs area, an all-CIF Southern Section choice in 2010, is now a Ram. ...10:04 a.m.: Del Rio, Texas, teammates Kevin Pierre-Louis and Cory James, faxed in their letters together. They were Rams in high school and will be Rams in college. ...10:11 a.m.: Athletic safety Trent Matthews, whose basketball team just upset the No. 1-ranked team in Texas, is official. ...10:16 a.m.: Davon Riddick, a grossly underrated back from Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, overcame tremdendous obstacles in the past 24 hours, battling an ice storm and power outages, to finally get his letter approved this morning in Fort Collins. ...11:22 a.m.: Sam Carlson, a local lineman from Poudre High School, will take his talents only miles away to CSU. 11:28 a.m.: Steven Michel, an under-the-radar athlete from Jones High in Orlando, continues the Florida pipeline. 11:31 a.m.: George Maumau, a true fullback who should fit well in CSU's NFL-style offense, comes to CSU after two straight state championships at Valor Christian. ...12:05 p.m.: Isiah Norton, battling similar issues due to horrible weather in Dallas, is approved and on the roster. Norton was recruited by Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. 12:10 p.m.: The final expected letter, Charles Lovett, from Tampa, Fla., is approved.

High School        
Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School Highlights 
Keenan Adams K/P 5-10 186 Bainbridge, Ga./Bainbridge Link
Donnell Alexander RB 5-11 215 Blue Springs, Mo./South Link
Kapri Bibbs RB 5-11 203 Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North Link
Dorian Brown + RB 6-1 220 Loveland, Colo./Thompson Valley Link
Sam Carlson OL 6-4 260 Wellington, Colo./Poudre Link
Trey Cassidy OL 6-3 276 Angleton, Texas/Angleton Link
Lee Clubb WR 5-10 185 Iowa Park, Texas/Iowa Park Link
Aaron Davis LB 6-0 192 Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos Link
DeAndre Elliott DB 6-1 175 Dallas, Texas/Carter Link
Nu'uvali Fa'apito LB 6-0 205 La Quinta, Calif./La Quinta Link
Garrett Grayson + QB 6-2 202 Vancouver, Wash./Heritage Link
Justin Hansen OL/DL 6-5 293 Longmont, Colo./Longmont Link
Cory James LB 6-0 210 Del Rio, Texas/Del Rio Link
Blake Jones TE 6-5 235 Tulsa, Okla./Union

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Joe Kawulok DL 6-6 220 Louisville, Colo./Monarch

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Charles Lovett WR 5-8 170 Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough

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Trent Matthews DB 6-3 195 Converse, Texas/Judson

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George Maumau FB 5-11 230 Denver, Colo./Valor Christian

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Steven Michel LB 6-1 206 Orlando, Fla./Jones

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Isiah Norton DL 6-6 295 Dallas, Texas/Kimball

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Robert Nunn WR 5-11 180 Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop

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Colton Paulhus + DL 6-2 260 Granite Bay, Calif./American River Coll.

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Kevin Pierre-Louis DB 6-1 190 Del Rio, Texas/Del Rio

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Beau Reilly * QB 6-4 175 Valley Center, Calif./Valley Center

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Drew Reilly + DB 6-3 190 Valley Center, Calif./Valley Center

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Davon Riddick RB 6-0 205 Abilene, Texas/Cooper

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Conner Smith QB 6-5 220 Richmond, Texas/Travis

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+ -- already enrolled at CSU (eligible for spring practice); * -- will depart on LDS mission

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Kapri Bibbs...kuh-PREE
Nu'uvali Fa'apito...new-OO-VAHL-ee fa-AH-PEE-toe
Joe Kawulok...kuh-WALL-ik
Steven Michel...MIKE-uhl
Colton Paulhus...PAHL-us
Davon Riddick...dave-ONN

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