January 13, 2012

Awrabi On The Cowboys Radar

The Wyoming football staff is on some good defensive line prospects and one included in the group is 6-foot-3, 240-pound Sam Awrabi of Clovis (Calif.) via Clovis East High School.

Awrabi is rated high nationally as the 39th ranked defensive end and one of the top 70 college prospects in the state of California.

Awrabi plans to visit the University of Wyoming in Laramie this weekend, as national letter-of-intent day approaches on February 1st. The interest has picked up lately for the weakside defensive end.

"I'm going to check out more schools and see the best fit," said Awrabi. "I had visits set with some division one programs and will need to learn more about them and where I fit in with their coaches and players."

He visited Northern Arizona and has scheduled trips to Wyoming and San Jose State, while an early offer from Washington State but isn't sure where he is on the Cougars radar with a new coaching staff in the mix.

"I took a visit to NAU and I loved it," Awrabi said. "There are great opportunities and great coaches and players there. I could come be an impact player right away, it's a beautiful area and I loved talking to coach (Jerome) Souers. We had a lot in common."

Awrabi shined at the Badger Sport 7-on-7 in Las Vegas, the Stanford NIKE Camp on the camp circuit this past off-season to help him receive a 5.7 rating and three star prospect.

6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end showed strong ability against run, showing good hand-use and the ability to stack and shed at his summer evaluation camps.

He's also a good pass-rusher, flashing a very good bull rush to push the offensive tackle into the quarterback. While he's not the most athletic defensive lineman around, Awrabi's size, strength and technique make him a very good prospect at the college level.

"I've been said to have good technique and strength, and I feel comfortable as a pass rusher," said Awrabi. "I continue to develop my strength and quickness to prepare me for the college level of football."

UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Boise State, Hawaii, and Illinois showed interest early in the California prospect.

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