The Colorado State Rams football team got some good news on Monday, as 6-foot-4 quarterback Nick Stevens from Vista Murrieta High School in California verbally committed to CSU for 2013. Stevens visited at least six schools and also had an outstanding offer from Utah State, but the QB prospect recently told Kelly Lyell of the Coloradoan that CSU had truly been his first choice ever since the school offered him a scholarship back in June.
"It seemed like the new coaching staff is kind of taking the program into a new direction,'' Stevens said, "a direction that everyone wants to be headed - the community, the players, everyone's on board with it, and I really look forward to taking the program in the right direction. I got to spend a little time in the community and with the players, and they all seem to have bought into what this new staff is bringing, and I just got the feel this is the place for me."
High school seniors cannot officially sign a letter of intent until Feb. 6, 2013, according to NCAA rules, but there is no doubt that the coaching staff is excited about adding their first QB to the 2013 recruiting class. As Lyell points out in his article, Stevens led his team to a California Interscholastic Federation's Inland Division championship in 2011, and although he plays in a spread offense in high school his body type is a good fit for the pro-style offense coach Jim McElwain will employ at CSU.