Ranieri, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, talked about why he chose to be a Ram.
"I really like how the coach there doesn't go by seniority," he said. "They will play the best guy no matter what his age is. The opportunity to go in there and win the job is there. Plus, I know some of the guys that are going to play there. They have a lot of Florida players on their roster and they keep adding more. Plus, when I visited there last month, it just felt right."
The talented quarterback prospect has only taken that one visit so far but says three others are hoping to get him on their campus next month.
"Middle Tennessee still wants me to come up on the 16th," he said. "And FAU and UCF are both talking to be about coming in next weekend. If I do go, I'll go in with an open mind, but I'm pretty much 100-percent committed to Colorado State. I feel like I made the best decision that I could."
Ranieri played in the state all-star game last week and did very well, helping lead the North team to a big win over the South.
"We had a lot of great players," he said. "I went 4-for-4 for over 100 yards and a touchdown but it's a lot easier when you have great players around you like I did that night."