For anyone that has followed Wyoming football recruiting through the years, to see the Cowboys with now 10 verbal commitments on October 22nd is beyond impressive. This is a program that generally doesn't see their recruiting pick up in the commitment department until at least November.
The latest verbal is from 6'0", 175-pound defensive back Andrew Wingard out of Arvada (CO) Ralston Valley.
Wingard was yet another prospect that had visited Laramie during Wyoming's thrilling victory over Air Force on September 6th. His lead recruiter was A.J. Cooper and he was offered by the Pokes back during one of the summer camps.
He decided to make his decision final Tuesday night when he gave coach Craig Bohl a call and told him of his commitment. He picked Wyoming over a offer from North Dakota and heavy interest from Colorado. Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre attended one of his football games just recently but Wingard didn't feel a offer was coming anytime soon.
Through eight games this season, Wingard has rushed for 1,014 yards with 16 touchdowns and 8.0 yards per carry, while adding 250 receiving yards and four more scores. He has also added 45 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the defensive end.
He not only excels on the gridiron but also a accomplished basketball and track athlete.