CSU football picks up 2018 commitment from in-state standout

Justin Michael

CSU football landed a highly touted in-state prospect to its 2018 recruiting class Tuesday, with wide receiver A’Jon Vivens announcing his commitment to the green and gold on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ASTACKS09/status/874725565269495808

The 6’0”, 180 pound wide receiver from Mullen high school (Lakewood, CO) led all of 5A in receiving yards in 2016, recording 1,087 yards and hauling in 10 touchdown receptions. Known for being a deep threat, Vivens finished the 2016 season with an average of 18.1 yards per-catch. For his efforts, Vivens was named first-team All-Colorado.

Rated a 2-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout, Vivens also has offers from Air Force and Northern Colorado.

Vivens would be joining former Mullen teammates and members of the 2017 recruiting class, Christian Cumber (defensive back), Marcus McElroy and prefered walk-on linebacker Tanner Clem.

With the verbal commitment from Vivens, CSU’s 2018 recruiting class is now up to three players. Nick Martin-Morman, an athlete from Louisiana, announced his commitment on April 12, and linebacker Zach Schlager (Nebraska) committed to the Rams shortly after.

NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from verbally discussing specific recruits until they have signed financial-aid agreements or national letters of intent. Players from the 2018 class are eligible to sign their NLI on Feb. 7, 2018.

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