After loading up on defensive players recently the Wyoming Cowboys received a verbal from Kody Sutton a RB out of Texas HS in Texarkansa, TX. The 5-9 186lb back decided to commit to Wyoming after visiting this weekend. Wyoming is starting to get quite a recruiting path down in Texarkana, current Wyoming CB Marqueston Huff and 2011 commit Trey Norman hail from Liberty-Eylau which is in the same town as Texas HS.
And his name is spelled with a K and not a C. So it is different than Cody, WY. Currently unranked by any recruiting service Sutton put up some solid numbers while playing in the always tough Texas ranks. Here are his stats from the last three years:
- Senior Year - 1,715 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns
- Junior Year - 1167 yards and 10 touchdowns
- Sophomore Year - 861 yards and 10 touchdowns
Watching the highlight video I have to say I like what I see. He doesn't have a 40 time posted anywhere but his acceleration is impressive. Seems like he is up to full speed after just a couple steps. He is also able to adjust direction in the middle of a run quickly without losing any momentum.
While Rivals has him listed at 5-9, ESPN had him marked at 5-6. I would say he is most likely closer to the latter then the former which isn't necessarily a bad thing. He has a very low center of gravity and does a nice job squeezing through small openings created by his blockers. Hopefully he'll get a rating eventually because I think the staff may have found another gem in Sutton. He should be a nice change of pace from Alexander and Muhammad who are both taller backs.
Sutton is now the 11th commit for the 2011 class and just second on the offensive side of the ball. He is the fourth recruit from Texas this year. The Cowboys had just four recruits from Texas in the last two classes combined. I would except recruiting news to pick up here over the new couple weeks. Wyoming has had plenty of athletes on campus this past week and more lined up for the following week. Hopefully there will be a few more players committed before Christmas.