Wyoming finally landed their first verbal of the 2016 recruiting class this past Sunday when Oklahoma quarterback, Chandler Garrett, committed to the Cowboys. Now he is joined by Dustin Weeks, a 6'9", 257-pound offensive tackle from Westhope/Newburg/Glenburn High School in Westhope, North Dakota.
Weeks was an all-state pick in nine-man football as a junior as a tight end and defensive end. He caught 11 passes for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 57 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a pair of blocked punts. His high school team will move from 9-Man back up to 11-Man this coming Fall. The move to 11-Man will put him back on the edge as a offensive tackle.
Before Weeks had committed to the Cowboy's Monday night, he had visited Laramie back on June 4th and was offered the following day.
"I really enjoyed my visit. The scenery around Laramie," Weeks said. "The coaching staff, the graduation rate, and the technology that follows the sport that helps me play and not get injured were big pluses on my visit".
Weeks selected Wyoming over in-state powerhouse North Dakota State who he also visited unofficially.
"I picked Wyoming over NDSU. I felt Wyoming had a lot more to offer and I also felt more comfortable at Wyoming than I did at North Dakota State".
"It is an awesome feeling committing to Wyoming. It was pretty nerve racking to pick up the phone and commit to the staff I must admit. I can't wait to become a Cowboy and get on that field (Jonah Field)".
The lead recruiter for Weeks was offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brent Vigen.
"My lead recruiter was Brent Vigen. I felt a very strong connection with him. He has always been their for me every step of the way. He never really pressured me when it came to recruiting, answered all my questions, wasn't a car salesman type, and came across as a straight shooter".
If Weeks verbal holds through signing day, he will become the first North Dakota prospect to sign with Wyoming since coach Craig Bohl took over in Laramie.