Three-star quarterback Tyler Shreve (6-4, 215, 4.7) from Redlands (Calif.) Redlands East Valley (REV) made his college choice and he could end up looking like a steal down the down the road.
"This is a really big pick up for Colorado State," James Escarcega Director of Scouting for SGV/IE Scouting Service, a group that keeps tabs on D-I prospects in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire said. "There is no quarterback in the Inland Empire that is having a better year that Shreve.
"Tyler's performance against Orange Lutheran was nothing less than sensational," Escarcega said. "Shreve will thrive in Steve Fairchild's offense at Colorado State and will no doubt compete for the starting spot for the Rams next fall with no fear.
"I think Tyler is every bit as good as (UCLA frosh) Richard Brehaut," Escarcega said. "I love this pick up for the Rams."
Colorado State gets a quarterback in Shreve who is tough as nails. During his junior season, he played hurt all season long.
In Shreve's first game of the 2008 season he had a one-plus degree separation on his throwing shoulder, yet he never missed a snap all season. That alone would prove the kind of grit that Shreve brings the table, but that wasn't the only injury he suffered and that's what made his junior season performance even more impressive.
By the season's end, Shreve was playing on a high right ankle sprain, but that's not all, he also had a left ankle sprain, though it wasn't high, he was still one of the walking wounded, but never missed an offensive down.
Shreve earned all-CIF and all-league honors after throwing for 1,516 yards and 12 touchdowns against only two picks. Bad wheels and all, Shreve was also a threat rushing the football as he rushed for 534 yards and added 10 touchdowns on the ground.
As a senior, he has been outstanding. While leading REV to a perfect 5-0 record, Shreve has hit on 58-97 for 845 yards and nine touchdowns against only one interception. He has also rushed for 282 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
Shreve earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2010 landing as the Golden State's No. 67 prospect at any position.
Colorado State helps their cause with the pickup of Shreve.