Offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili verbally committed on Tuesday to join the CSU football team. (Photo: Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)
The most unique story around the CSU football team now belongs to a player not yet on the roster.
Nouredin Nouili, who verbally committed on Tuesday to join the Rams, has a movie-script background.
The 6-foot-4, 283-pound offensive lineman moved to Firth, Nebraska in July as an exchange student from Germany, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
Nouili, born in Frankfurt, had played a couple seasons of football in Germany and quickly made an impact at Norris High School in Nebraska.
He started on the offensive and defensive line. The Journal Star reports that he added 70 pounds to his maximum bench press and ran the 40-yard dash in 5 seconds.
Nouili took an unofficial visit to a Nebraska game and picked up a preferred walk-on offer. South Dakota State and North Dakota State offered him before Colorado State University became his first FBS scholarship offer after visited CSU in late January.
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He tweeted his commitment to the Rams on Tuesday and he can sign when the late signing period opens on Wednesday. The CSU issued graphic lists Nouili as an offensive lineman.
CSU coach Mike Bobo and his assistants can’t comment on recruits until they sign a national letter of intent or financial aid agreement.
The Rams signed 15 players during the early period in December, including three offensive linemen. Bobo said he expects to sign six to eight players on February. Nouili is the second known commit for the late signing period, joining three-star linebacker Tavian Brown.
Nouili doesn’t have a star rating from recruiting services. He’ll be the second German-born player to join the Rams after CSU signed defensive lineman Jan-Phillip Bombek last year. Bombek, a defensive lineman, joined the Rams from a community college in California and had two sacks last year.
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