Colorado State has made no secret since head coach Mike Bobo's arrival in December 2014 of their desire to pour over the entire country to locate top recruits to join their program. For the 2017 class already, the Rams have 11 commitments from nine different states. Certainly, with the staff's strong ties throughout the Southeast, CSU has centered in on Georgia and the surrounding states.
One priority target for the Rams fitting that description is Kalem Reddix from Ocean Springs (Miss.) St. Martin. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound athlete picked up a Ram offer on August 20 to go along with previous offers from Jackson State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Middle Tennessee State, Southeast Louisiana, Southern Miss, Troy, and Tulane.
With Miami, Mississippi State and Ole Miss also showing increasing interest, Reddix is staying patient as his senior season kicks into gear.
"Everything's mutual right," Reddix said, noting he does not have any recruiting favorites. "I'm going to wait until I take my visits."
Reddix said he plans to announce a commitment by the end of his senior season. Official visits will help him make that decision, and for now, two visits have been pencilled into his calendar.
"I will go to Colorado State on December 9 and UAB on January 13," he said.
CSU head coach Mike Bobo and graduate assistant George Helow have formed strong bonds with Reddix throughout his recruitment. Their relationships especially took off when the Rams offered him three weeks ago.
"I like all the love their coaches are showing me. I've never been to Colorado, so I've got to get up there for the first time and see how it is," Reddix said. "The main thing is me getting away from home, making sure I won't be homesick. Colorado is a long way from Mississippi. I told them I plan to go anywhere, as long as I can play. I might have a starting position if I go to Colorado State. That's a big factor."
CSU has expressed their appreciation for Reddix's hands, size and speed. While Reddix excels all over the field, the Rams are targeting him for receiver. The big athlete said he has tracked CSU this year and has watched some of their first two games.
On the young season, Reddix has collected 30 catches for 687 yards and three touchdowns through just four games. He caught six passes for 245 yards and three scores in St. Martin's win over Poplarville.