January 23, 2011

Yarbrough Commits to Wyoming

The Wyoming football program picked up a good looking prospect in Eddie Yarbrough Jr. last weekend when he verbally committed to Dave Christensen's staff.

Yarbrough comes to Wyoming a highly respected defensive end prospect who played linebacker for Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado.

The 6-foot-3 and 235 pound prospect received offers from Arizona State and Colorado State, while receiving a 5.7 rating and three stars from Rivals.com. He was also listed as the sixth best college prospect in the state of Colorado.

Yarbough visited Wyoming the same weekend of January 15th with kicker Daniel Sullivan, who also committed to the Cowboys. Both hit it off well in Laramie and look forward to building the program.

"I heard good things about Wyoming," said Yarbrough. "I liked the staff and the direction they see the program going. It's close to home and play in a good league."

Yarbough looks to be regarded by the Cowboys staff and fits in the mold of former Cowboy defenders with his hard nosed play and versatility.

"The colleges tell me they like that I am relentless in my play. I don't give up on plays," he told Rivals.com. "They like that I am a big guy that can drop back into coverage, they like my speed and they like how I hit. I am being recruited as a hybrid where I could play defensive end but they could also stand me up."

The Cowboys have picked up the pace in Colorado with four commitments to-date including Yarbrough, JUCO linebacker Korey Jones, wide receiver Dominic Rufran, and offensive linemen Austin Traphagen.



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