UW signs CB from Army Prep

Cortland Fort, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback who was at Army Prep in 2011 signed with the University of Wyoming Thursday. Fort visited UW last weekend.

Fort is from Etiwanda, Calif., where he attended Etiwanda High. He received a two-star rating out of five by Rivals.com and Scout.com out as a senior in high school where he was a First Team Baseline League pick.

In 2010 he attended the Nike Sparq All-Combine where he was rated as the second-best cornerback and the seventh-best prospect out of 1,300.

UW signed defensive back B.J. Hendrix (5-10, 185) from Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College a couple of weeks ago. Hendrix and Fort complete the Cowboys’ 2012 recruiting class.

UW starts spring football  March 19.

UW making late push for two DBs

A high school defensive back from California will sign with Wyoming Wednesday and another from Arizona is considering the Cowboys.

Dylan Muscat is a 6-foot, 175 pound cornerback from Santa Monica High in Santa Monica, Calif., who is expected to sign with UW Wednesday after turning down offers to sign with a trio of Ivy League schools. Muscat had offers from Penn, Harvard, Yale and several other FCS schools.

Jamar Allah is a 6-1, 180-pounder from North Canyon High in Phoenix who reportedly committed to Arizona State, switched to Arizona but is now considering UW.

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UW loses one, adds one on eve of signing day

Wyoming lost a verbal commitment Tuesday when Adrian McDonald (5-10, 160) from Eisenhower High in Lawton, Okla., committed to Houston. McDonald committed to UW a couple of weeks ago.

McDonald had a three-star rating out of five from Rivals.com. He was considered an athlete prospect coming out of high school, but likely would have been a defensive back in college.

UW looks to replace him with Damian Greene (5-9, 175) from Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash., who committed to the Cowboys Tuesday.

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QB, LB commit to UW football

It appears that Wyoming found its quarterback for its 2012 recruiting class.

Jason Thompson, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound dual-threat guy from Kennedy High in Renton, Wash., has verbally committed. He was committed to Washington to play safety, but Thompson wanted to play quarterback and Wyoming looks to give him a chance.

I don’t think Thompson will replace Mountain West Freshman of the Year Brett Smith as the starter. But it sounds like UW is getting a good athlete to get into the mix at that position. And, if things don’t work out at QB, Thompson always could move to safety, right?

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UW gets commitments from Washington trio

The state of Washington is becoming a target area in recruiting for the Wyoming football team.

UW received verbal commitments Sunday from three Washington prospects: cornerback Jayshawn Jordan 5-foot-10, 170 pounds) of O’Dea High in Seattle and running back D.J. May 5-11, 190) and defensive tackle Uso Olive (6-1, 293) from Federal Way High in Federal Way.

The Cowboys also got a verbal commitment from high school running back/defensive back Shaun Wick (5-11, 190) from Ventura, Calif.

UW has four players from Washington listed as verbal commitments in this year’s class so far. They had four scholarship players from Washington on its roster last season.

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Players come and players go for UW

Monday was the first day of classes for the spring semester at Wyoming, and a busy day in the form of announcements as UW announced three mid-year signees and four scholarship players that won’t be back.

The biggest news among the player depatures was receiver Josh Doctson. As a true freshman Doctson caught 35 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns. Three of those scores came in UW’s final two games — two against Colorado State and one against Temple on the New Mexico Bowl. He became UW’s big-play threat late in the season.

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Roberts to visit UW in late January

 It’s been debated here, on Internet message boards and probably in various locations around the state.

Is Sheridan running back Jordan Roberts good enough to play at Wyoming, and should he be given at chance to play at Wyoming?

I talked to Roberts and his high school coach, Don Julian, Wednesday. See the story in Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

The story isn’t about lobbying for Roberts one way or the other, although I’ve enjoyed hearing your feedback on this and hope to continue to do so leading up to signing day on Feb. 1.

Roberts is scheduled to visit UW the last weekend in January.

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