“Rampage17” is coming alive as of late.
Colorado State football’s 2017 recruiting class is coming together quickly, as earlier in the week Rams head coach Mike Bobo landed talented JUCO wide receiver Demarre Kitt and he’s followed it up with a commitment from three-star wideout Kalem Reddix.
— K2 (@KalemReddix) October 27, 2016
Reddix is listed at 6 foot and 205 pounds on 247sports.com, where he’s rated as a three-star receiver from St. Martin High School in Diberville, Miss. In 2015, Reddix caught 44 passes for 851 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior, Reddix exploded, with 76 catches for 1,535 yards and an incredible 19 touchdowns, in only 10 games. He’s fourth in the country currently for receiving yards and touchdowns in high school football.
The high school senior can also run the ball from time to time; he’s laid out three defenders on pancake blocks, does some returning and has even played some safety (15 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack), too. Reddix will officially visit Colorado State on Dec. 9.
After losing Rashard Higgins to the Cleveland Browns of the NFL, as well as Joe Hansley, the Rams started out the season with a lack of experience at the receiver position.
As the year has moved forward — with CSU sitting at 4-4 currently — JUCO transfer Michael Gallup has emerged as the team’s biggest playmaker. Gallup leads the team with 30 catches for 570 yards and five touchdowns and the addition of Kitt should mean a dynamic duo of pass-catchers next year. Sophomore Olabisi Johnson has improved this season as well, and is the second-leading receiver with 15 receptions for 241 yards and two scores.
Now that Mike Bobo has found not only one, but two quarterbacks — with true freshman Collin Hill playing well before injury and redshirt junior Nick Stevens stepping in to play efficiently in his absence — the Rams head coach is loading up on playmaking receivers for one of those quarterbacks to throw the pigskin to.