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Rams add Bishop Gorman product

1/16/2013

Colorado State pulled a commitment this week from Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), one of the nation's finest high school football programs.

According to multiple sources, two-star cornerback Justin Sweet selected the Rams over scholarship offers from Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV and Utah State.

“(Jim) Coach McElwain is from Alabama and he is used to winning,” Sweet told the Las Vegas Sun. “That was a big part of it. I really liked the coaching staff. Those guys really care and believe in (their) players. They think I can play right away.”

Sweet's a two-time all-league selection who registered more than 80 tackles and three interceptions over the past two seasons.

ESPN believes he, "displays the instincts to react quickly to what he sees from his defensive corner position... possesses good qualities to continue to develop and refine in the defensive backfield."

Sweet, a 5-foot-10, 174-pounder, also excelled this spring on the Nike Combine circuit posting an electronically-timed 4.55 40-yard dash, 4.07 20-yard shuttle, 32.9-inch vertical and 95.64 SPARQ.

He's Colorado State's 13th pledge for 2013.