CSU Rams football adds to 2021 recruiting class with two verbal commitments on offense – The Denver Post

At this rate, Colorado State is going to fill its entire 2021 recruiting class before the upcoming campaign even begins.

Whether or not this idea proves factual, one must take each verbal commitment with a grain of salt, considering nothing is for certain until an athlete signs his National Letter of Intent.

Nevertheless, CSU continued its remarkable pace on the recruiting trail when offensive lineman Kyjuan Phillips and quarterback Evan Olaes both pledged to become Rams on Monday via Twitter.

The pair of offensive contributors join 17 fellow commits in CSU’s 2021 class, which currently ranks first in the Mountain West Conference according to 247Sports.com.

Speaking of the Rams’ well-regarded batch of Fort Collins-bound prospects, Monday’s additions increase the Rams’ 2021 total of three-star caliber players from 13 to 15.

Phillips, whose announcement commenced the busy day of recruiting, stands as 247Sports’ 63rd-best incoming offensive guard in the nation. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman selected Steve Addazio’s squad over 11 reported Division I offers, including Pittsburgh, East Carolina, Kent State, Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State.

Phillips presumably attracted Florida State, Troy and Bowling Green State as well, though none extended the Orlando, Fla. native a known scholarship offer.

Per PittsburghSportsNow.com, Pitt surfaced as the “clear leader to land” Phillips in mid-May.

Considering the Panthers offered him in January, the touted recruit evidently experienced a change of heart after CSU reached out in May.

While 247Sports lists Phillips as a guard, it’s worth noting that he primarily serves as a tackle at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando.