January 25, 2010

Capi talks commitment

After returning from the University of Illinois yesterday afternoon, Ocoee (Fla.) defensive end Nordly Capi sat down with his mother and discussed options. With a scholarship offer from Colorado State, Jacksonville State and potentially Illinois in front of him, Capi pulled the trigger and based it on a relationship.

"I gave it some thought and just made my decision to go to the school I liked the best and that was Colorado State," Capi said. "I told (Rams Offensive Coordinator Pat Meyer) and he was real excited. The other coaches called me too and they are coming over to my house tomorrow - the head coach, the Dline coach and the offensive coordinator."

The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Capi brings with him impressive credentials - a 4.72 time in the 40-yard dash, a bench press of 360 pounds and his school's all-time sack record at 14.5. For his efforts, he was named All-Orange County last season. In addition to his recent offer from Colorado State, Capi also has an offer from Jacksonville State. Capi visited Illinois last weekend and was in Fort Collins two weeks ago. The future Communications major said he like the coaching staff in Fort Collins the best and that was enough reason to choose the Rams.

"I think the academics were pretty good, but beyond that, I liked the Colorado State coaching staff the best," Capi said. "My high school coach said to make sure you aren't going there for the program, but also because you like the coaches. That way you aren't banging your head against the wall 24/7. They kept me laughing when I was there on my visit and showed me a good time."

Capi said despite the commitment, the contact is still coming from the Ram coaching staff as Meyer and Defensive Line Coach Scott Brown are calling him daily.


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