January 17, 2010

Minnesota RB Product Commits Wyoming

The Wyoming Cowboys picked up their second commitment from a running back in the 2010 class when Minneapolis, Minnesota and De La Salle product Evan Williams visited Laramie this weekend and verballed the Cowboys on Sunday.

Dave Christensen and his football staff hosted an autograph session at the Arena-Auditorium during the New Mexico-Wyoming basketball game, were a part of honoring the 2009 football team at halftime, and hosted 15 recruits Friday and Saturday, Williams came away impressed with the pride and passion shown across the board at UW.

Williams had participated in the UW football camp this summer and grew familiar with the school. He moved to quarterback his senior season after entering 2009 as one of the top returning backs in the state of Minnesota. Despite the change he received good interest from several D1 football programs as a running back.

"My vision is fine," said Williams. "I can see downfield well, but I didn't realize playing quarterback was that hard. Because you have to find gaps, read blitzes and coverages. The hardest part has probably been my touch. I can throw pretty far, but my touch is something I have to work on."

The 6 foot and 190 pound commitment will bring the Cowboys good athleticism and speed to the running back position with a 4.43 forty-yard time. He'll join another talented incoming freshmen back Nehemie Kankolongo, who's all ready enrolled at UW for the spring semester.

As a junior, Williams rushed for over 1800 yards and scored 27 touchdowns, helping to lead his team to the brink of a championship.

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