Obviously, anything can happen when it comes to football recruiting. But the early signs point to a dismal class for Colorado State. Throwing out all opinion, the numbers speak for themselves. Rivals.com ranks CSU's overall recruiting class tied for 86th place (with such schools as Texas-El Paso and Toledo.
To name a few of the pitiful football programs ahead of us: Temple (with an 0-11 record last season), Troy (4-7) or Connecticut (5-6), is nothing short of embarrassing.
Considering the University of Colorado had sub-par recruiting (they were listed at 49 by Rivals), why were we unable to step up? Where is all the Colorado talent going? According to the Rocky Mountain News, 17 of 30 high school players committed to D-1 schools are fleeing the state. That shouldn't be happening.
CSU isn't even among the top schools in the Mountain West Conference in recruiting. Out of nine teams in the conference, Rivals puts us in sixth. If you want an optimistic view, the Rocky has CSU listed as 4th.
This year's class isn't all bad however. One of the biggest concerns was finding lineman, and that's exactly what head coach Sonny Lubick addressed. They added five recruits and tied with CU, at 48th, as far as O-line rankings go.
The status of the moneymaker sport at CSU is up in the air because of an iffy recruiting class.