A couple weeks ago, Colorado State fans got the news that Colin Hill who was given the keys to the explosive Ram offense had re-torn his ACL playing pick up basketball. Hill a fan favorite due to his success as a true freshman in 2016 before a torn ACL brought that to an end. The news of the injury shook the fanbase and questions began to rise of who will replace him if he can’t come back this season. The Rams had only two quarterbacks on the roster in J.C Robles, and Justice McCoy. Robles was the only player to register stats last season in mop up duty. Coach Mike Bobo announced that the Rams got a huge boost in grad transfer K.J Carta–Samuels. Who is transferring from Washington played there the past four seasons.
If the name sounds familiar, K.J. is the younger brother of former Wyoming star Austyn Carta-Samuels. According to reports Washington Head Coach Chris Petersen reached out to Bobo last season notifying him that Carta-Samuels had an interest in joining the Rams as a graduate transfer. Since then the Rams have been recruiting him. However, news got around that Carta-Samuels was going to be signing with the UCLA Bruins and it was a foregone conclusion. Yesterday morning news dropped on Twitter that Carta-Samuels was going to sign with the Rams. According to Bobo he signed on Friday but waited to announce it due to Niko Medved being hired back as the men’s basketball coach.
This is a huge pick up for the Rams. It allows for a need to be filled and they don’t have to rush Hill back. Now there is a possibility he can return, but I believe he’ll sit and petition for a 6th year. Carta-Samuels has a big arm, mobility and can make plays with his legs and arm. He will be able to extend plays and bring leadership to what will be a lot of new faces on the offensive side of the ball. Fall camp has just gotten real interesting for Colorado State.