October 7, 2009

Shreve visiting CSU on Saturday

On Wednesday, GoldandGreenNews.com learned that the Rams will have another recruit taking an official visit to Fort Collins for this weekend's homecoming game against Utah. Who is it? None other than Redlands (CA) East Valley signal caller Tyler Shreve.

The 6-foot-4, 210 pound pro-style quarterback will be trading the warm, sunny, weather of southern California for a little bit of snow on Saturday.

"This weekend I'm gonna head up to Colorado State to see them play Utah," Shreve said.

Shreve feels that the Rams have big plans for him this weekend.

"Colorado State is feeling like it's the right school for me right now," said the nation's 24th best pro-quarterback. "They're really giving me a lot of interest. They're bringing me up and I think they're waiting for me to commit when I get up there."

And is a weekend commitment a possibility?

"Maybe. If I like it, I'll commit. I'm looking for a place where I can live for four years-not only play football, but a place I can be. If it's nice and I like it, I think I could commit."

Plans for the weekend visit include a tour of CSU's new athletic facilities as well as a meeting with an academic adviser to discuss a possible future in a major related to sports medicine. Shreve does not know his exact itinerary, but joked he will be bringing a jacket due to the projected snow in the forecast.

Right now the two main schools recruiting the three-star prospect are Colorado State and Fresno State, but the Rams are still his only offer. Shreve said UTEP was speaking to him for a while, but that attention has since died.

So far this season, East Valley is 4-0 and Shreve has passed for nine scores. He has also improved his rushing threat as he ran for a 50-yard, game winning, touchdown earlier in the season.

"My team is playing great, we're all playing together. The coaches are doing a really good job, too," said Shreve on Wednesday night. "I don't think we've proven ourselves yet. I don't think we've played a team where everybody says 'man, they're ready.' There was one school that I thought was our challenge, but they dropped off to 1-3, so I think we're still waiting to play that top team so that everyone knows that we're on the map.

While East Valley might not have played a top team yet, Shreve will get to witness the Rams doing so against defending Mountain West Conference and Sugar Bowl champion Utah on Saturday at Hughes Stadium.

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