A couple of California prospects are heading to Laramie after checking out War Memorial Stadium and the University of Wyoming this weekend. With three California schools now in the Mountain West it certainly appears that the Cowboys are making an effort to recruit The Golden State.
The Pokes have put a large emphasis on recruiting junior college players with this class. The number of junior college commits grows to seven with the addition of center Albert Perez from East LA College. Cowboy Altitude was the first site to report Perez committing to Wyoming. The 6-1 285lb Perez will attempt to take over for Nick Carlson who held down the starting spot for the last three three years. He also held offers from Louisiana Tech, Florida International and Florida Atlantic. He is not yet rated by an recruiting services.
Here is a nice selection of highlights for Perez who shows some great quickness and is able to get down field quickly.
Also on the trip was RB/DB Tim Hayes from Crespi HS in Encino, CA. The two way star projects as a defensive back for Wyoming. The 5-9 187lb Hayes runs a 4.5 and chose Wyoming over offers from Montana State and Stony Brook. Here is some footage from his junior season that includes plenty of weight lifting scenes at the beginning.
Wyoming has six members of the 2013 recruiting class that are from California. Other visitors this weekend include DB commit Kerwin Thomas, Brendan Turelli (the #1 LS recruit in the nation) and JUCO DE Justyn Eddins.