June 6, 2011
Cowboys Host Brown and Gold Camp
The University of Wyoming held it's Brown and Gold Camp on Sunday for some of the top high school prospects in the region in the Indoor Practice Facility on campus. Head coach Dave Christensen invited coaches from around the region from smaller division colleges to participate and the entire UW coaching staff was present coaching the variety of high school players.
UW assistant Matt Rahl said the talent level at the camp was an improvement from the previous year.
"We had more top level high school players at the camp this time around," said Rahl. "We had kids from Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas to name a few."
Linebacker Kevin Davis came from Fountain, Colorado, a player who's received offers from Air Force and Colorado State performed well on Sunday. The 6-foot-2 and 220 pound backer was one of the top players at the camp showing a good instinct for the football during several drills.
"Wyoming was showing me interest and I wanted to showcase my talent," said Davis. "I'm a smart football player and thought I was able to play well up here today during the camp."
The camp also produced three quality quarterback prospects in Tommy Thornton of Phoenix, Reid Miller of Pampa, Texas, and Ed Achziger of Dublin, California.
All three signal callers looked to fit in Christensen's definition of a quarterback at Wyoming with the ability to make plays with their feet and good arms. Miller has good speed and brings size at 6-foot-3, while Thornton came up from Arizona after playing his sophomore year in Parker, Colorado.
"The coaches here like my talents in throwing and running the football," said Thornton. "I came up to Wyoming to really give them a first hand look at my talents. It felt good today to get out throw the football against some live competition."
Some of the other top prospects were defensive end Zech Green of Eaglecrest High School in Denver, Spencer Hammit, a linebacker from Phoenix, Offensive Linemen Robbie Painter of Grandview in Colorado, and Linebacker Dustin Clark of Borger, Texas.
Another good looking prospect was big 6-foot-6 and 300 pound offensive linemen Arthur Flores from Mullin High School in Denver.
"I just wanted to come up and check out Wyoming," said Green. "Wyoming is one of the schools looking at me along with CU and Utah. I haven't been offered yet but there's some interest from those schools and hopefully others in the future. I could have done better at the camp but it was good to get up here and see some things."
The Cowboys don't expect any immediate commitments from the top players from the camp, but it's helped them coach and teach the prospects first hand at home in Laramie with 2012 signing day still eight months away.
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