The Colorado St. Rams picked up a verbal commit from Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta High School quarterback Nick Stevens. Stevens became the eighth commitment for the Colorado State 2013, and in his junior year of high school he threw for 1,692 yards, ran for another 906 yards and had a combined 14 touchdowns. He led his high school team to the CIF Inland Division championship game and came from behind to win.
In high school Stevens' team ran a spread-option attack, but Jim McElwain and his staff feel that he can fit right in and be a productive pro-style quarterback. The reason that Stevens chose Colorado State over Utah State after his second visit because he liked the way the coaching staff was taking the team:
"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."
Stevens was first offered in June and said that Colorado State was always his top choice.
Here are highlights of Stevens' junior season:
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