It has been slow in the recruiting news department for Wyoming football but that doesn't mean there hasn't been plenty of work being accomplished by Coach Christensen and his staff.
On Wednesday the Cowboys received their fourth verbal for 2011 from Trey Norman an athlete out of Texarkana, TX according to Rivals (subscription). Norman played QB and S as a junior at Liberty-Eylau HS where he was teammates with current Wyoming CB Marqueston Huff. Norman is listed at 6'1 168lbs according to Maxpreps.com and is currently unranked by any recruiting site. Check out his highlight video which is mainly focused on his role at QB.
The fact that Norman is not yet rated by Rivals or Scout doesn't bother me at all as Coach Christensen and his staff do a great job finding talent in places where other teams don't. Huff wasn't rated when he signed with Wyoming last year and was later determined to be a three star recruit by Rivals. He is now the third CB on the team as a true freshman and has made some very nice tackles on kick and punt coverage.
The pipelines that Wyoming has started to establish with their earlier recruiting efforts under Christensen are starting to pay off.
The other recruits that have committed to Wyoming are WR London Muse, S Chad Reese and LB Malkaam Muhammad. Muse, Reese and Norman are all from Texas which shows that Wyoming has truly stepped up their recruiting in the Lone Star State. Muhammad is the younger brother of current Wyoming OLB Ghaali Muhammad so he should fit right in with the team.
Reese is rated three stars by Rivals while the other two are currently unranked. Again I wouldn't put too much into the lack of ranking of some of these commits, Reese himself was unrated before being graded at three stars.
This years class has been filling out slower than the previous two classes much of that can be due to Wyoming going after higher recruits that will take more time in their decisions. The Pokes are now competing against much larger schools for talent in hopes of taking the program to further success.
Recruiting is a passion of mine so expect a deeper analysis on who the Cowboys are targeting and what areas are likely to be addressed. Article will be posted next week.