Ryan Anaya, a 6-foot-3, 248-pound senior-to-be football player at Casper Natrona County High school verbally committed to the University of Wyoming Monday night.
Here’s a link to some highlight videos, which lists Anaya at 6-3, 225
Anaya was an all-state tight end for Natrona last season as a junior and helped the Mustangs reach the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs where they lost to Cheyenne East. Anaya caught 11 passes for 172 yards.
UW recruited Anaya as a linebacker, and is the first in-state recruit to commit to the Cowboys’ 2013 recruiting class. He played defense last season as an outside linebacker. Anaya recorded 44 tackles, 42 of which were solo stops. He also had six tackles for loss, broke up one pass, had one fumble recovery and intercepted one pass.
Anaya was offered during UW’s one-day high school camp on June 10 in Laramie.
According to Rivals.com, UW is the first school to offer Anaya a scholarship. The website lists Anaya as having a 4.7-second 40-yard dash, a 27-inch vertical leap and a 3.2 grade point average. According to his highlight video online, Anaya is 6-3, 225 pounds with a 29-inch vertical leap, a 265-pound maximum bench press and 300-pound squat. It also lists his best 100-meter dash time at 10.9 seconds. Anaya didn’t compete in the any of the running events at the state meet in May.
Anaya ran indoor track during the winter of 2012. His top time in the 200-meter dash was 24.41 and his best time in the 55-meter hurdles was 9.54.
UW recently got another verbal commitment from Fabian Holler, a 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Roesrath, Germany. If he signs in 2013 he will be the sixth player UW has signed since coach Dave Christensen was hired in 2009 who is from Germany.