It was not the smoothest season for Dallas (Texas) Skyline all-purpose back Lamonta Ward who was a rising star coming out of his junior season.
At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Ward was a speedster that numerous colleges were starting to pick up on. Tulsa, SMU, and Colorado State were coming on very hard, but it was Wyoming who offered even though he was injured for much of the season. After his official visit to the school that stuck with him, Ward liked the Cowboys enough to pull the trigger.
"I decided this past weekend on my visit I was going to commit Wyoming," Ward said. "It really blew me away. The whole scenery that is around that place is amazing. We got to go through and see the mountains. I really enjoyed that."
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Ward says that up until the point he committed, SMU and Tulsa were coming on strong. It won't matter because he says that he's done looking around.
"Yeah, I'm done with all of the recruiting stuff," Ward said. "I don't have any other offers and I'm not looking for any really. I'm solid with my commitment."
The one thing that made the difference was even though he didn't play much until the end of the season, the Wyoming staff kept track of his progress without giving up.
"They stuck with me and that made the difference," he said.