October 22, 2012

Cowboys Offer Two Iowa Western Prospects

The Cowboy football program appears to be focusing a good effort recruiting Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.

Wyoming extended offers to two players at the school when they offered defensive back Isaiah Johnson and linebacker Travis Green this week.

Head coach Dave Christensen's staff has already picked up a verbal commitment from linebacker Malkaam Muhammad from Iowa Western earlier this fall. Muhammad is the younger brother of current Poke Ghaali Muhammad.

The younger Muhammad confirmed his commitment in September with Tom Lacock of GoWyoGo.com and looks to come to Laramie with three years eligibility and will participate in spring drills.

"It was pretty important for me to get there for spring practice," the younger Muhammad said. "I just want to get in and prove myself. Since I took the long road, I am just ready to get to that next level and prove myself."

The goal is to get Johnson and Green committed to UW and then signed early for them to enroll at mid-semester.

With Muhammad on board, the Pokes hope to sway both Johnson and Green the same direction to shore up the linebacker and defensive back positions that will lose some key members after this season.

Green is a 6-foot-1 and 220 pound backer with speed and athleticism, and has drawn interest from Kansas State, while Johnson is a skilled safety with good size at 6-foot-1 and over 210 pounds.

Johnson has received interest from a myriad of major programs including Arizona State, Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Purdue with his first apparent scholarship offer from Wyoming.

Iowa Western is loaded with division one talent and has 14 players with scholarship offers to-date.

The Cowboys have seven current commitments from Casper Natrona product Ryan Anaya, Colorado high school defensive tackles James Diamanti and Dalton Fields, Denver area wide receiver Tanner Gentry and offensive linemen Taylor Knestis, Germany offensive linemen Fabian Holler, and Muhammad.

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