Kevin Davis had a record-breaking senior season and had lots of options but playing close to home was important to him and he loved the coaching staff at Colorado State so the three-star decided to make his pledge on Thursday.
"Basically, everything stood out with them," Davis said. "It's a great area, a great school, great coaching staff, I really like them, and I think they're turning Colorado State football around and I want to be a part of that.
"It's huge for me to stay close to home. I'm very excited. My family is very close so that's always a plus."
Davis is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound outside linebacker from Fountain (Colo.) Fountain Ft. Carson who finished with 165 tackles this season which is a school record. He also contributed on offense and special teams.
Air Force, Montana State, New Mexico, Northern Colorado, Southern Utah, Tennessee-Martin and Wofford have also offered Davis, rated No. 10 in the Colorado state rankings by Rivals.com, but he decided to stay home and play for the Rams.
Davis has already taken his official visit to Colorado State in mid-October and said he's not planning any other trips.
One of the biggest reasons why Davis chose Colorado State was because of the coaches. The local prospect said he hit it off with Steve Fairchild and others on his staff and that helped him make his decision.
"I have a good relationship with the coaches," Davis said.
"They were my first offer so they've been there from the beginning. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go to Colorado State was because of the coaching staff."