The Wyoming football program received verbal commitments from two high school linemen Monday.
Jake Jones, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Lakewood High in Lakewood, Colo., and Gary Lee, a 6-5, 285-pound defensive tackle from Victory Christian High in Tulsa, Okla., gave the Cowboys 19 verbal commitments in their 2011 recruiting class. UW has six other players signed and currently enrolled in school.
Jones is a two-star recruit out of five by Rivals.com. He played both offensive and defensive line in high school, and recorded 108 pancake blocks as an offensive tackle as a senior. Here is a YouTube highight video of Jones:
Jones visited UW on Dec. 10 and had a scholarship offer from Air Force. Colorado, Oregon State, Stanford and Tennessee also recruited him.
Lee also is a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, and visited UW the weekend of Jan. 14-16. Like Jones, he played offensive and defensive line in high school. He earned All-State honors by the Oklahoma Coaches Association as an offensive lineman.
Lee had scholarship offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Missouri State and Tulsa.
Eight of UW’s commitments/signees are three-star recruits by Rivals.com. The others are all two-star prospects.
Including the signees, UW has 25 players in its recruiting class, the maximum it can sign. However, UW could choose to grayshirt some kids in this class, meaning they would pay their own way to school for the fall of 2011 or not enroll at UW until January of 2012 and go on scholarship then to count toward the 2012 class.
We shall see. It’s not often UW has its entire recruiting class either signed or verbally committed with a little more than a week prior to signing day, which is Feb. 2. Will be interesting to see if the Cowboys can keep all of the verbal commitments or if other schools swoop in and try to lure them away.