Top-ranked North Carolina tight end commits to CSU

Justin Michael

Colorado State football may have a bye week this Saturday, but the recruiting trail never sleeps. The Rams picked up a verbal commitment from 2-star tight end Gary Williams Wednesday, bringing CSU’s 2018 recruiting class to 19 total commitments.

The North Carolina native picked CSU over nine other offers, including fellow Mountain West foe, Air Force. Williams also holds offers from Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky and Marshall. According to 247Sports, Williams is the No. 1 tight end recruit coming out of the state of North Carolina


The 6-foot-3, 220 pound tight end out of Zebulon B. Vance High School in Charlotte, NC. announced his decision on Twitter Wednesday. In the post, Williams tweeted that he was committing to the Colorado State University!

NCAA rules prohibit head coach Mike Bobo from commenting on a specific individual before they have signed a national letter of intent, but the third-year CSU coach confirmed Williams’ commitment on Twitter as well, tweeting “It’s a great day to be a Ram! Creating another pipeline with another playmaker tonight.”

Colorado State 2018 verbal commitments:

  1. Nick Martin-Morman, DB, (Louisiana)
  2. A’Jon Vivens, ATH, (Colorado)
  3. Zach Schlager, LB, (Nebraska)
  4. Ross Reiter, LS, (Arizona)
  5. Lionel Anderson II, WR, (California)
  6. Spencer Lovell, OL, (Colorado)
  7. Davonta Wilson, DB, (Florida)
  8. Troy Golden, DE, (Florida)
  9. Matt Baldwin, QB, (Texas)
  10. Teja Young, ATH, (Florida)
  11. Florian McCann III, OL, (Colorado)  
  12. Jammal Houston, WR, (Louisiana)
  13. Rushton Roberts, DE, (Florida)
  14. Nahe Sulunga, DT, (California)
  15. Quinn Brinnon, ATH, (California)
  16. James Thomas, LB, (California)
  17. Gerald Nathan Jr., LB, (North Carolina)
  18. Brandon Derrow, DE, (Ohio)
  19. Gary Williams, TE, (North Carolina)

Collegian sports director Justin Michael can be reached by email at or Twitter @JustinTMichael.