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Colorado State Recruiting: Top 5 Recruits of the 2017 Class

Meet the top rated recruits for the Rams from this year’s class

NCAA Basketball: Loyola Marymount at Colorado State Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The top five* recruits for the Colorado State Rams 2017 recruiting class according to 247 Sports composite ratings.

Christian Cumber, Defensive Back

Height: 6’ 0”

Weight: 190 pounds

School: Mullen High School, Denver, Colorado

247 Sports Composite Rating: 85.03

2016 stats: 12 games, 54 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble

Christian Cumber is going to come into this Rams secondary and contribute. He has the size and skills to not only add depth, but be a play maker in the Rams secondary.

Marcus McElroy, Jr., Running Back

Height: 5’ 11”

Weight: 202 pounds

School: Mullen High School, Denver, Colorado

247 Sports Composite Rating: 84.96

2016 stats: 12 games, 153 carries, 1175 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 11 receptions, 98 receiving yards

Marcus McElroy is an explosive back who is joining an already explosive backfield. One of the top recruits in the state.

Ellison Hubbard, Defensive Tackle

Height: 6’ 2”

Weight: 260 pounds

School: Grayson High School, Loganville, Georgia

247 Sports Composite Rating: 84.47

2016 stats: 15 games, 58 tackles, 8 sacks, 28 quarterback pressures

Helped Grayson to the Class 7A Georgia State championship. Attended same high school as former Ram Fred Zerblis. Is expected play either defensive end or defensive tackle.

Warren Jackson, Wide Receiver

Height: 6’ 5”

Weight: 196 pounds

School: Bishop Alemany High School, Mission Hills, California

247 Sports Composite Rating: 83.97

2016 stats: 10 games, 57 catches, 955 yards, 7 touchdowns.

Warren Jackson is a another weapon in an already loaded Rams receiving core. His height and hand strength make him a go up and get it type of receiver. He also can run routes effectively. Jackson will be a dangerous threat in the red zone.

Justice McCoy

Height: 6’ 1”

Weight: 186 pounds

School: Saint Augustine High School, New Orleans, Louisiana

247 Sports Composite Rating: 83.95

2016 stats: 12 games, 118 completions, 201 pass attempts, 1543 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 126 carries, 634 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns

Justice McCoy is a dual-threat Quarterback for the Rams. He was one of the first recruits the Rams went after in the 2017 class. Expect McCoy to have his own package in the Rams offense.

*Preston Williams, Wide Receiver

Height: 6’ 4”

Weight: 209 pounds

School: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

247 Sports Composite Rating: 97.63 (in high school)

2016 stats: 6 games, 9 catches, 89 yards

Williams is being included because of the high profile nature of his transfer, having departed the University of Tennessee midway through the 2016 season. Willaims will sit out the 2017 season and have two years of eligibility starting in 2018. Out of high school, was a 5 star recruit according to 247 Sports and Scout. Was a 4 star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, and the 247 Sports composite rating.

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