Lubick's Rams Strike it Rich on National LOI Day

Completing what one expert termed, "As good a class as last year, if not better," Colorado State Football Coach Sonny Lubick proudly announced his team's new list of letter of intent signee's at a press conference in Fort Collins. The following are thumbnail profiles of the newest CSU Rams:

Allotta, Nick, Ol/DL; 6-4, 275, Fr.; San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo)
Played for coach Ron Hamamoto at Rancho Bernardo...two-time all-league
selection at Rancho Bernardo...named his team's offensive most valuable
player in 2002...named to the All-San Diego County all-star team, and
earned All-CIF honors...also was named to the conference's all-academic
team...led team to 11-2 record in 2002 and berth in the state playoffs,
where Rancho Bernardo was beaten in the second round of
competition...helped the team to CIF title game in 2001... nationally-ranked
track competitor in the discus (171 feet, 10 inches), shot put (56 feet, 1 inch)
...currently playing basketball for the state's no. 2 ranked team.

Asioudu, Chuck, DL; 6-2, 255; Jr.; Chino Hills, Calif. (Mt. SAC)
Mt. SAC:  Named junior college All-American in 2002 at Mt. SAC in
Walnut, Calif...also earned Scholar Athlete All-American honors as a
sophomore...played defensive line.  Ayala High:  Earned two varsity
letter awards in football at Ayala High in Chino Hills, Calif...named
all-conference as a senior...set school record for most quarterback
sacks in a season with 13...also had five fumble recoveries and two pass
interceptions in 2002...also recruited by San Diego State and Arizona.

Campbell, Ciarre, WR/DB; 6-2; 180; Fr.; Aurora, Colo. (Denver South)
All-conference defensive back...broke arm senior year...five brothers
and two sisters...second in state in the long and triple jumps...4.43 in
the 40-yard dash...head football coach Ryan Mullaney.

Chatman, Greg, WR; 6-2, 185, Fr.; Carson, Calif. (Carson)
Earned three varsity football letter awards and two in track at Carson
High...played for coach John Agirre...caught 32 passes for 988 yards and
nine touchdowns as a senior in 2002...tied school record for most
touchdown receptions in a game, three, in 2002...named all-city and
all-region as a senior...two-time all-conference selection...led team to
8-3 record and into the state playoffs as a senior...also recruited by
Washington, Utah, San Diego State, and Oregon State.

Crews, Dan; OL; 6-4, 295; Fr.; Las Vegas, Nev. (Las Vegas)
Was named All-City as a senior...two year letterwinner in
football...bench presses 350 and squats 450...has one younger
brother...High school coach Kris Cinkovich..3.0 GPA...twice named to the
All-Southern Section team as an offensive lineman...bench presses 350
pounds and squat presses 455 pounds...also recruited by Oregon State.

Gabriel, Adam; RB/LB; 6-0, 230; Fr.;  Monrovia, Calif. (Monrovia)
Gained more than 1,200 yards as a senior in 2002...earned varsity letter
awards in five different sport programs at Monrovia, including three in
football, three in track, and one each in wrestling and
track...all-conference selection as a senior in 2002...named to All-CIF
team as a senior, and also selected to Los Angeles Times all-region team
as a senior...ranked among top 20 fullbacks nationally by Rivals.com
internet recruiting analysts...led team to 11-1 record and No. 2 ranking
before losing in CIF title game to Lompoc High...also recruited by
Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona and Arizona State...three-time first-team
all-conference selection...named to prep All-American all-region
team...gained 1,323 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.

Hansen, Casey, QB; 6-5, 200; Fr.; Norco, Calif. (Norco)
Named second team all-conference in senior season...led team to first
round of state playoffs...named captain senior year...earned team MVP
honors...lettered in football and baseball...played against current Ram
Daniel Foster...did not play junior year due to injury...bench presses
225...has two older brothers and one older sister...played for coach
Gary Campbell...selected to play in Shrine all-star game...follows
tradition of successful quarterbacks at the school that produced three
players who formerly started for PAC-10 teams and one that played in the
National Football League...Campbell says, "He is the best quarterback
we've ever had, and we've had some good ones here."...timed at 4.6 over
40 yards...recruited by Arizona, San Diego State, and Washington.

Hill, George, WR/DB; 6-0; 175; Fr.; Corona, Calif. (Corona)
Two-time all-conference performer at Corona High...named the league's
most outstanding receiver as a senior, and double the honor by being
named the conference's top defensive back...twice named the team's most
valuable player, as a junior and senior...earned three varsity letter
awards in football, one in basketball...named to all-league teams as a
junior and senior...also named all-region as a senior...led his team in
receptions as a senior...helped Corona to 12-3 record in 2002 and state
playoff berth...Corona advanced to the second round of the
playoffs...rushed for 762 yards and 14 touchdowns...gained 2855 yards
rushing total as a sophomore and junior combined with 28
touchdowns...named to All-County team as a senior...team offensive mvp
as a sophomore and junior...also recruited by Oregon, Arizona State, and
Miami...has a vertical jump measured at 41 inches...runs the 40-yard
dash in 4.4, and squad presses 275 pounds.

Kaylor, Jim, P; 6-2; 215; Fr.; Northglenn, Colo. (Northglenn)
Three-year starter and letterwinner...named to all-state team as a
senior...two-time all-conference performer...will have earned nine
varsity letter awards by the time he earns high school diploma including
three each in football, basketball, and baseball...prep coach was Scott
Gallas...three-time football all-conference selection...earned
all-conference in baseball twice entering the 2003 season...named to
All-Colorado team in 2002, list of the state's top players regardless of
classification...averaged 45.2 yards per punt as a senior...led team to
league crown and into the second round of the playoffs before being
eliminated...selected to the Student Sports Magazine prep All-American
team.

Levine, Liddon; DB; 5-11, 175; Fr.; Oakland, Calif. (Skyline)
Named first-team All-Oakland Athletic League as a senior in
2002...played free safety...named seocnd-team all-conference as a junior
in 2001 while playing strong safety...made 56 tackles as a senior
including 11 for lost yardage...also had five pass interceptions, three
fumble recoveries, and a pair of quarterback sacks...scored two
touchdowns by virtue of turnovers...first name pronounced La-Don.

Morse, Zach, LB; 6-3, 225; Fr.; Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Dakota Ridge)
Regarded as one of the state's finest linebackers in 2002, but did not
play the entire season due to a knee injury...two-time all-conference
selection and was named to all-state team as well...prep coach was Ron
Woitalewicz...led the team in tackles as a junior...earned three varsity
letter awards in football and also formerly competed in track at Dakota
Ridge.

Nading, Jesse, DL; 6-5, 210; Fr.; Highlands Ranch, Colo. (ThunderRidge)
Named the state class 5A defensive player of the year...two-time
all-state football selection...chosen to all-state basketball and
baseball teams in 2002, respectively...named to All-Colorado football
team in 2002, list of the state's finest prep players regardless of
classification...chosen by The Denver Post as the state's defensive
player of the year...three-sport all-state performer in football,
basketball, and baseball at ThunderRidge...helped ThunderRidge to 2002
state basketball title in Class 4A, and was named to state
all-tournament team...honorable mention all-league in baksetball as a
junior and holds school record for per-game rebound average...played key
role in the team's runnerup state baseball finish in 2002...led
ThunderRidge to 2001 state Class 4A football championship...holds school
record for quarterback sacks in a season...named one of 11 Colorado Prep
Scholar-Athlete Award winners by the National Football Foundation and
Hall of Fame...also was named the ThunderRidge Interscholastic  award
winner for excellence in athletics and education as selected by the
Colorado High School Activities Assn.

Nichols, John, LB/TE; 6-2, 210; Fr.; Bellflower, Calif. (Bellflower)
Played linebacker and tight end in high school...prep coach was Brian
Mustain...two-time all-conference player...named to All-CIF team as a
senior...helped team to 7-3 record in 2002...first-team all-regional
selection as chosen by Long Beach Press-Telegram as a junior and as a
senior...named to first-team by the daily newspaper as a linebacker in
2001, and as a tight end in 2002...earned all-conference honors both
offensively and defensively as a junior and again as a senior...named to
the all-league team three times total...two-time team mvp...selected to
p lay in postseason state all-star game...had more than 100 tackles both
as a junior and as a senior...recruited by Arizona State, Fresno State,
Washington, and Arizona...rated among the top 40 linebackers in the
nation by Student Sports Magazine...full name is John Nichols, II...has
outstanding speed and athletic ability...runs 40-yard dash in 4.6
seconds.

Pauly, Nathan, LB; 6-2, 215; Fr.; Conway Springs, Kan. (Conway Springs)
Named the state of Kansas' defensive player of the year in 2002...led
Conway Springs to state championship in 2002 with 14-0 record and title
game win over Silver Lake...listed among top seven prospects in the
state of Kansas as a senior by Rivals.com...that same recruiting website
called him one of the top 70 linebackers nationally...brother of Eric
Pauly, the Rams' all-conference and academic All-American
linebacker...two-time all-conference and all-state selection...besides
being named the state's top defensive player, also earned spot on The
Wichita Eagle "Top 11" list of the state's finest players...prep coach
was Mark Bliss...earned four varsity football letter awards, and also
competed in basketball and track...played linebacker on defense and was
a blocking back in Conway Springs' single-wing offense...caught 18
passes for 377 yards and two touchdowns...also rushed eight times for 77
yards and one touchdown...named to all-conference team unanimously in
2000, '01...named to Kansas "Top 33" team in 2001...selected to play in
Shrine Bowl all-star game...honorable mention prep All-American...set
school record - formerly held by his brother Eric - with 394 career
tackles, had 11.5 career quarterback sacks and eight fumble recoveries,
one of which he returned for a touchdown...forced 16 fumbles...had four
career interceptions...Conway Springs had 43-3 record during his career
including back-to-back state titles in 2001, '02...also recruited by
Kansas, Vanderbilt, Oklkahoma State, Indiana, and Connecticut.

Roberts, Luke, WR/DB; 6-2, 190; Fr.; Golden, Colo. (Golden)
Regarded as one of the state's premier prep players...helped Golden to
state playoffs in 2002 and berth in title game, where the team lost to
Monarch...prep coach was Al Talbot...will have earned a total of 12
varsity letter awards by the time he graduates from Golden, including
four awards each in football, basketball and baseball...three-time
All-Jefferson County selection..two-time all-state pick as a junior and
again in 2002 as a senior.

Sandie, Erik, OL/DL; 6-2, 260; Fr.; Concord, Calif. (De La Salle
Catholic)
Twice named first team all-league...earned first team all-state...named
second team all-team...lineman of the year for De La Salle, played a part
in De La Salle's 138 game winning streak, and three national titles...lettered in
wrestling...placed third at in sectional tournament as a sophomore,
second as a junior and is currently ranked fifth in the state....team
has won 138 consecutive games dating back to 1991 including national
championships in each of the past three seasons...prep coach was Bob
Ladouceur.

Smith, Blake, DL; 6-2, 245; Fr.; Tulsa, Okla. (Union)
Considered one of the nation's finest defensive linemen...named the
Oklahoma defensive player of the year...ranked among top 40 defensive
ends nationally by Rivals.com...listed as one of the top 10 prospects in
the state of Oklkahoma as a senior...named the state of Oklahoma's
defensive player of the year in 2002...earned four varsity letter awards
in football at Union High...played for coach Bill Blankenship...named to
all-league team three times...in 2002, named first-team all-state by
three different outlets...was a three-time all-state performer...also
named the district player of the year...two-time all-district
selection...named to all-metro team as a junior and senior...as a senior
in 2002 made 83 tackles and led the team with 10 quarterback sacks...led
Union to 14-0 record and state championship by virtue of a victory over
Broken Arrow in the title game.

Tyler, Justin, OL; 6-7, 320; Fr.; Glendale, Ariz. (Ironwood)
Ranked among top 25 offensive linemen in the country by Tom Lemming
recruiting services...also considered Oregon State, Arizona, and San
Diego State...earned three varsity letter awards in football and two in
basketball...played football for coach Chuck Esquivel...named first-team
all-state as a junior and senior both offensively and
defensively...two-time all-league performer...led team to 11-3 record
and no. 2 ranking in state polls...Ironwood lost state title game to
Mesa Mountainview.

Vomhof, Bob, LB; 6-3, 245; Fr.; Gillette, Wyo. (Campbell County)
Is the brother of current Colorado State defensive end Mike
Vomhof...Earned three varsity letter awards in football at Campbell
County...played for prep coach John Kundell...three-time all-conference
selection and two-time all-state pick...played on Campbell County's
state title team in 2000 as a sophomore, alongside his brother,
Mike...honorable mention prep All-American.

Walker, John, WR/DB; 6-0, 180; Fr.; Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley)
Named all-CIS first team...two-time league MVP...two-time league player
of the year...had back-to-back 1000 yard rushing seasons...first
quarterback in school history to rush for 1000 yards...two-time team
captain...lettered in track and basketball...named track team
MVP....played quarterback, defensive back, kicker, punt, and was a punt
return specialist.

Weber, Chase, DB; 5-11, 155; Fr.; Euless, Texas (Trinity)
Regarded as one of the state of Texas' top defensive backs...three-year
starter and letterwinner...twice  named to all-district team as a junior
in 2001 and as a senior in '02...named to all-state team as a
senior...also was recruited by Iowa, Purdue, and Kansas...in addition to
competing in football, plays baseball and runs track...won the district
track title in the 200-meters event in 21.6...set school record for the
40-yard dash, 4.38...prep All-American honorable mention...selected to
play in Coca Cola All-Star Classic...named to Dallas-Fort Worth Top 100
players list...also listed on regional top 100 list in 2002...had 52
tackles as a senior along with 3 interceptions  and 17
deflections...made 45 tackles as a junior, blocked five kicks, and had
four interceptions...made 12 tackles and had an interception as a
sophomore.

Williams, Darryl, WR/DB; 5-11, 180; Fr.; Anaheim, Calif. (Servite)
Earned varsity letter awards in three sports at Servite High, including
three in football, one each in basketball and track...played for prep
coach Larry Conan...named the league's defensive player of the year in
2002...two-time first-team all-conference performer...named to All-CIF
team as a senior...led team to 7-4 final record and playoff berth as a
senior...led the team in receiving in 2002...also recruited by Fresno
State and Oregon...has been clocked at 4.4 over 40 yards...selected to
play in California Shrine All-Star game.

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