Wyoming held their Junior Day back in late February, and while the camp is set aside for current high schools juniors. Some of the more major schools may bring in a few sophomores, but that is usually unheard of at Mountain West level schools.
However, Wyoming -- as did Colorado State -- invited sophomore guard Dillon Middlemiss (Westminster, Colo./Pomona) who is a giant at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds. Middlemiss is not yet rated by the recruiting services, but MIddlemiss said that he wants to get an early start looking at schools:
"I just thought it would be a good thing to start looking early at different colleges," Middlemiss said. "I never thought that I was going to get calls as a Sophomore from coaches, or even go visit a college on a Junior Day as a Sophomore.
HIs visit was pretty typical with a view of the campus, stadium and meeting with the position coaches. The same can be said for his trip to Colorado State prior to heading to Laramie.
Middlemiss is looking to stay close to home so his family can see him play in person, and both schools are near Westminster.
Expect more schools to show interest toward Middlemiss over the summer and into his junior year of high school. One area where he can likely improve on before he gets to college is to fill out his frame by adding on some more weight, and that would allow him to perform well at the next level.
With location being something important, Colorado State and Wyoming have a good chance of possibly landing this kid. Also, being in on the recruiting early is also very important, so far those are the only two schools who are showing interest.
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