The Colorado State Rams first commit of the 2016 class is three-star Spartanburg, South Carolina, quarterback Collin Hill. This is also the first commit for new head coach Mike Bobo.
Hill's offer sheet was not overly impressive with offers from Old Dominion, Charlotte, Marshall, Eastern Michigan, Samford, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Middle Tennessee State.
Despite those offers not being overly impressive, Hill was being recruited by Bobo when he was at Georgia and that relationship continued with Hill at Colorado State. Hill also was getting serious interest from Colorado.
His Dorman High School head coach David Gutshall see's Hill as an under the radar prospect.
"The one we're sending you is an outstanding young man," Gutshall told Rivals.com. He's got a 4.8 grade point average. This kid, this kid is the real deal. He's top-notch in everything he does.
"I think he'll be very firm. He's one of those high character kids. I think when he said he's going to Colorado State, he's going to Colorado State."
Marshall was the biggest threat with Colorado State in landing Hill, due to the pace of play and the amount of times that the Thundering Herd throw the ball.
"I have to be honest with you, he was really thinking about Marshall because of their throw-it-every-snap mentality," Gutshall said. "They were 13-1 last year, so it's not like they were a bad football team."
"In the end with coach Bobo's past, the kind of quarterbacks he worked with at Georgia and the fact that he knew coach Bobo so well. Plus he thought Fort Collins and Colorado State University was beautiful."
Take a look at Hill's highlights.