Three Sentence College Football Team Previews: Mountain West
Quick three sentence previews giving you what you absolutely need to know about every Mountain West team going into the 2017 season.
2017 Mountain West Previews: Quick Version
Coach Mike Bobo and Colorado State received some pretty satisfactory news they landed a verbal commitment from highly coveted three-star recruit Quinn Brinnon.
Brinnon, a hard-hitting safety out of Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California cut his list of schools down to three on Thursday. His trio of contenders included fellow Mountain West programs Fresno State and Wyoming.
Brinnon, a rising senior and member of the class of 2018 possessed a double digit offer list that also included Army, Boise State, Hawaii, Montana State, Nevada, San Jose State, UC Davis, and Utah State. In addition, Cal, Montana, Sacramento State, San Diego State, and Pac-12 powerhouse Stanford all showed interest in Brinnon’s skills, but did not extend offers.
According to the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the Rams have 15 verbal commits, three hail from California. The rest are natives of seven states, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Texas.
The 6’0,” 185-pound Brinnon boosted Colorado State’s 2018 recruiting class ranking to number one in the Mountain West, ahead of Boise State and San Diego State in 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings.
Brinnon is an especially important addition for the Rams, as they have received no other known verbal commitment from a safety so far in their 2018 class. Per the Collegian, he took two interceptions back for touchdowns and reeled in 65 solo tackles, good for the third most on Bishop O’Dowd’s 2016 varsity team.
247Sports ranks Quinn Brinnon as the no. 873 prospect in the country, as well as the no. 70 safety in the nation and 88th overall player in the state of California.
Brinnon is no doubt a welcome addition for the Rams in Fort Collins.