October 4, 2011

Cowboys Receive Third Commitment

The Cowboy football program has picked up their third commitment for the class of 2012 when offensive linemen Jacob English verballed the Pokes over the weekend. English is a 6-foot-6 and 260 pound offensive linemen who will lend more athleticism to head coach Dave Christensen's O-line roster.

He attended the UW summer football camp in June and impressed after a close up look from the Wyoming coaches.

The Beloit, Kansas prospect received interest from Iowa State, Kansas State, and Kansas and was rated as the number nine college prospect in Kansas. English is an athletic linemen running a 5.0 forty-yard dash and brings a 36 inch vertical jump as a verbal commitment.

English is an accomplished wrestler for Beloit High School where he cut weight wrestling at 215 pound class as a junior and should now be able to focus on adding size in the offseason to prepare for FBS level of football. His footwork and mobility will fit into the type of offensive linemen Wyoming needs to work in their spread scheme.

GoWyoGo.com confirmed former Cowboy class of 2010 signee Evan Williams, a 5-foot-11 and 200 pound running back has committed to the Cowboys over the summer. Williams didn't qualify academically last time and after attending Juco, looks to have worked his way to a second chance to be one of the future players in the Poke backfield.

Williams possesses blazing speed and big play ability at a better than 4.4 forty-yard dash time and 38 inch vertical jump, and the UW staff liked him enough to keep former De La Salle High School player via Minneapolis on the radar. He will enroll in Laramie in December.

Williams had originally picked the Cowboys over Northern Iowa and receiving good interest from BCS schools including Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa State.

"It was Wyoming the whole time. It was between them and Northern Iowa," said Williams after he originally committed. "Pretty much they have been with me from the beginning. I felt comfortable (with Wyoming). Northern Iowa is a good school, but at Wyoming I get to play the best - Texas, Oregon and all of them. There was nothing wrong with Northern Iowa, I just felt more comfortable with Wyoming."

The Pokes now have three commitments to-date including English, Williams, and German product and athlete Eric Nzeocha, a 6-1 and 210 player who verballed in July.

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