January 27, 2010

Surprise commit leaves Big Ten for CSU

A surprise commitment may be the cherry on top of what is becoming the strongest recruiting class the Colorado State football team has brought in this decade. Dallas Skyline running back Tony Drake gave his verbal pledge to Colorado State this week, decommitting from Michigan.

It is the second commitment the Rams have received in the last week from a young man who had previously committed to a Big Ten school. Earlier this week, John Froland decommitted from Northwestern to attend Colorado State.

Despite a busy day of school, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Drake was able to confirm his commitment to Colorado State on Wednesday morning. Drake said he visited Fort Collins last weekend and fell in love with the area and his future teammates.

"It was just the comfort zone and the love there," Drake said. "The way the coaches and players made me feel. It was just great up there."

Drake said his recruiting contact at Colorado State is Tim Duffie.

As a junior Drake ran for 429 yards and three touchdowns. Last season, he paced Skyline with 1,373 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per carry. He also caught 12 passes for 119 yards and another score.

Drake committed to Michigan last March

Goldandgreennews.com will have more on this story as it develops.

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