Brother of Former Wyoming QB Transfers to CSU
Quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels, whose brother Austyn played two years at the University of Wyoming before transferring to Vanderbilt, has signed with Colorado State as a graduate transfer from the University of Washington.
Carta-Samuels, who originally committed to UCLA, will be eligible to play for the 2018 campaign with one season remaining.
The announcement comes just one week after Bobo admitted that he was actively recruiting for the position. CSU did not sign a quarterback to its 2018 recruiting class.
Carta-Samuels spent four years at Washington, primarily as a backup to 2016 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Jake Browning. In 25 career appearances with the Huskies, Carta-Samuels completed 27-of-47 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns.
He led a scoring drive late in a win over No. 7 Stanford in 2016 and appeared in the CFP semifinals against Alabama later that season.
Coming out of high school, Carta-Samuels was rated the No. 10 pro-style quarterbacks in the country by rivals.com, and was considered a top-25 quarterback prospect by ESPN and Scout.com. Carta-Samuels held offers from Arizona, Boise State, Penn State and Vanderbilt, but the 6-foot-2, 200 pound quarterback ultimately ended up at Washington.
Carta-Samuels will compete with J.C. Robles, Judd Erickson and Justice McCoy for playing time. CSU’s projected starter Collin Hill recently tore his ACL for the second time in his collegiate career.