CSU football coach Steve Fairchild announced his initial recruiting class Wednesday, signing 25 players.
The majority of the players came from two states, as there were 11 players signed from Colorado and eight from California. The remaining players came from Texas (3), Florida (2) and Montana.
Fairchild was pleased with the class, especially considering the fact that he only had about a month and a half to consolidate what is usually a year and a half process.
“When I was hired I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am happy with the class,” said Fairchild. “We’ll see what happens when the time comes.”
Player Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School
Albritton, Scott LS 6-4 230 San Diego, Calif./Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College
Burl, Davis S 6-2 205 Aurora, Colo./Grandview
Caprioglio, Joe OL 6-5 247 Highlands Ranch, Colo./Highlands Ranch
Clements, Andy S 6-0 185 Littleton, Colo./Chatfield
Connor, Micheal RB 5-10 195 Lubbock, Texas/Frenship
DeLine, Ben K 5-11 150 Steamboat Springs, Colo./Steamboat Springs
Gaye, Jonathan RB 6-0 178 Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mullen
Gardner, Ryan WR 6-1 180 Fairfield, Calif./Diablo Valley College (Calif.)
Gipson, Chris LB 6-0 232 Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Johnson, Sevaro DT 6-3 300 Oakland, Calif./Laney College (Calif.)
Kelly, Alex QB 6-2 205 Fort Collins, Colo./Rocky Mountain
Klingerman, Jason FB/TE 6-1 260 Valley Center, Calif./Valley Center
Landers, Jake OL 6-3 300 Durango, Colo./Durango
Law, Marquise WR 6-4 195 Miami, Fla./American
Steele, Byron WR/DB 6-3 190 Arlington, Texas/Lamar
Tedford, Ben DE 6-6 222 Littleton, Colo./Columbine
Stewart, Sam DE 6-3 260 Garden Grove, Calif./Santa Ana (Calif.) College
Thomas, Gerard DB 5-9 165 Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola
Tiedgen, Zach DE 6-5 215 Highlands Ranch, Colo./ThunderRidge
Watson, Ja’Rodd DT 6-2 260 La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla
Wilson, Adam DB 6-1 200 Orcutt, Calif./Righetti
Name Pos Ht Wt Hometown/Last School
Becker, Justin OL 6-7 230 Highlands Ranch, Colo./ThunderRidge
Gragert, Jordan OL 6-3 240 Libby, Mont./Libby
Weems, Matt DE 6-4 227 Centennial, Colo./Arapahoe
Reilly, Drew S/WR 6-3 175 Valley Center, Calif./Valley Center
Becker, Gragert, and Weems will grayshirt and enroll in Spring 2009. Reilly will serve a mission and could enroll in Fall 2010.