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BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!
Great news on the recruiting front as the football team added another commitment today. DT James Diamanti from Grand Junction HS (CO) became the fourth member of the 2013 class after verbally committing today. Diamanti visited UW on July 22nd and was offered the same day.
GoWyoGo was the first to report the commitment this afternoon. On his twitter account Diamanti also confirmed that he had chosen Wyoming.
Listed at 6-4 295lbs Diamanti is quite large for a high school senior. He plays on both the offensive and defensive lines. He intends to stick at defensive tackle as a Cowboy. I really like the fact that he will DT and will be the second tallest tackle on the team next year. Only Patrick Mertens (6-5) is taller. Wyoming is loaded with seniors at defensive tackle right now. Glad to see them continue to build up that position for the future.
Diamanti is not yet rated by any recruiting services. He chose Wyoming over offers from New Mexico State, Northern Colorado and South Dakota. Here is a huge amount of video highlights from the last two years. The highlights show Diamanti playing DT and also guard. He would make a fine offensive linemen as well, there are several nice highlights as a pulling guard. Looks like he is coming a quality program: Grand Junction went 11-1 last year and have state title hopes this year.
Wyoming now has two commitments from Colorado in this class. Looks like the loss of Marty English isn't hurting local recruiting efforts so far. Very exciting to see so many recruits choosing Wyoming before the season starts. Hopefully there can be a few more added this month.