Former Boston College and current Colorado State head football coach Steve Addazio is using his New England connections to recruit talent for his new program.
Addazio extended offers last week to three prospects in Massachusetts. Quarterback Ayden Pereira of Central Catholic (2022), defensive tackle Nick Ciaffoni (2022) of BB&N and Jaden Young (2021) who is also a defensive tackle at BB&N.
Recent UMass commit Brady Olson also held an offer from Colorado State. The two star recruit was high on the Rams list of 2021 signal callers.
So why is Addazio recruiting New England especially Massachusetts? Well, there are several reasons but the two most obvious reasons are that Addazio has a relationship with Massachusetts coaches and he wants to use that relationship to add talent to the 2021 and 2022 classes. The other reason is developing a national profile. It is hard recruiting on the west coast because it is ultra competitive. In order for Addazio to turn the Rams around, he has to expand the CSU brand which means recruiting talent in other parts of the country.
Between Addazio and running backs coach Brian White, Colorado State will have a place at the table when it comes to New England recruiting. They will land quality talent from the region.
Massachusetts (6.9 million residents) has a larger population than Colorado (5.7 million residents) and more schools. That fact isn’t lost on Addazio. That is why he is focusing on recruiting not only the state but the entire region.