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Cowboys Add 3 Star DB

Greg Barksdale a OLB/Safety out of Crete Monee High School (IL) verbally committed to University of Wyoming for the 2010 season. Barksdale (6-3, 210 pounds) is rated as three star prospect. He has Rivals rating of 5.5 and was clocked at 4.6 seconds for his 40.

Northern Illinois was the only other school to offer a scholarship.

Two reasons Barksdale chose Wyoming are the relationship with the coaching staff and the players. Wyoming spent a lot of time recruiting Barksdale and it payed off. His high school teammate CB Dylan McElveen will also be attending Wyoming next year.

The Cowboys now have 13 commitments for the class of 2010 including three "3 Star" rated players.

Pos Stars Ht Wt 40

C.J. Bennett QB *** 6'0 198 4.9

Greg Barksdale LB *** 6'3 210 4.6

Darrenn White ATH *** 6'0 180 4.5

Riley Lange DE ** 6'4 230 4.65

Drew Martinez WR ** 6'1 165 -

Sonny Puletasi DE ** 6'3 215 4.73

Sam Stratton QB ** 6'0 185 4.56

Desmond Tautofi DE ** 6'4 275 -

Dylan McElveen DB ** 6'1 185 -

Tyler Strong DT ** 6'3 268 -

C.J. Morgan WR ** 5'10 170 4.45

Nehemie Kankolongo RB
5'11 200 -

Billy Vavau DT
6'3 295 -


Recruiting Notes: Last year the Cowboys had 25 commitments including four "3 star" rated players. The coaching staff had only a couple months to hit the recruiting trail once Coach Christensen and his crew took over for the departed Coach Joe Glenn.

The Coaches used the bye week last weekend to visit with recruits from around the country. Coach Christensen spent his time in California while other coaches hit the Junior College circuit.

The Cowboys have really started to expand the territory from which they recruit. The Front Range is always going to be important but being able to attract players from California, Texas, Missouri and Illinois can really help the Cowboys take that next step as a program.