September 24, 2009

Lange Commits To Wyoming

The Wyoming football program received a verbal commitment from defensive end Riley Lange of Ponderosa high school this week. Lange is rated the #14 best player in the state of Colorado by Rivals.com, one spot ahead of Sam Stratton, a quarterback who committed to UW this summer.

Lange is a player understood to have upside and good athleticism and size, with footwork as a defensive end prospect. He runs a 4.7 forty-yard dash, while playing both fullback and defensive end for the Parker area high school.

The 6-foot-3 and 235 pound prospect was offered by the Cowboys this spring, and top Colorado priority for defensive coordinator Mike English who has strong recruiting ties in the state.

Lange had searched options with Colorado, San Diego State, and Colorado State in the mix before he picked the Cowboys. The Pokes looked to recruit Lange better than the other front range schools and made Ponderosa two-way player a top priority.

"They haven't put very much pressure on me to commit, but they do say they really want me to go there. They are really interested in me. They like the way I play," said Lange. ""Wyoming seems like it is a program on the rise right now. They have a bunch of new coaches that came there with a good resume. I see things going really well for them this season and in the future."

Lange received a 5.4 star rating by Rivals.com, though his upside could be much better after development in a college program.

He played with current CU blue chip prospect Jon Major at Ponderosa High School in past seasons.

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