Not so unexpectedly, Colorado State will head into the summer and then on into the fall with a thinned receiving corps.
During spring practice, Mike Bobo confirmed that Deionte Gaines was not a part of the team at the moment at the moment, although the CSU head coach certainly didn’t slam the door shut on the junior’s return to the Rams. Friday on social media, however, Gaines did the slamming as he announced on Instagram that he “will not be attending CSU next year and will be continuing my football career elsewhere.”
There’s no word yet on just where the elsewhere might be for the Orlando native.
Deionte Gaines announces on Instagram he’s leaving CSU. Hasn’t been on roster since late spring. pic.twitter.com/D5LtvPhrwf
— Mike Brohard (@mbrohard) May 13, 2016
Gaines started five of the 22 games in which he played the past two seasons. He caught 22 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown, and added another 153 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
As a true freshman in 2014, the 5-8, 180-pound Gaines led the Mountain West and was 20th in the FBS with 672 kick return yards on 28 returns (24.0 average).