The Wyoming Cowboys received their 10th verbal commitment for the 2011 season when Korey Joness an OLB out of Garden City CC decided to become a Cowboy. Jones is a Colorado native who played in Fort Collins before spending three years at Garden City which is based in Kansas.
Jones redshirted his first year at Garden City and played the last two years. He will enroll this winter and have two years of eligibility remaining. According to Rivals.com Jones is ranked three stars and with a 5.6 rating becomes the top rated recruit for Wyoming so far.
Interesting that Coach Christensen and his staff went the JUCO route at linebacker. The linebacker group is one of the more solid units on the team with Ghaali Muhammad and Brian Hendricks both returning starters. Devyn Harris split time with Keith Lewis at one OLB spot and Oliver Schober was a very solid backup to Hendricks.
He must have the potential to challenge for a starting spot right away otherwise I doubt he would have been offered a scholarship. This marks the third linebacker to commit to Wyoming for the 2011 season. Malkaam Muhammad who is Ghaali's brother and Alex Borgs are also attending Wyoming next year and play the same position.
It had been a few weeks since there had been any news on the recruiting front so it is good to grab that 10th commitment. The coaching staff hit the recruiting trail as soon as the season ended so I would expect some more news to come over the next couple weeks.
Two key positions that the Pokes are still waiting on are a QB and offensive linemen to commit. These are two areas where Wyoming is looking for depth so this is an essential year to fill those spots.