June 12, 2012

Cowboys Offer Laufasa

The Wyoming Cowboys continue working the great northwest when they extended a scholarship to Darrin Laufasa this week, a fullback/linebacker from Bothell High School in Kirkand, Washington.

UW head coach Dave Christensen and defensive coordinator Chris Tormey have good ties to the area and continue make inroads with another offer to a fertile recruiting region of the country.

Laufasa has two offers from FBS schools with Wyoming and Idaho showing early interest. The 6-foot-1 and 225 athlete brings a combination of size and decent speed running the 40-dash in 4.60. College football programs could want him more on the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker, though playing a big running back at the next level isn't out of the question.

"It's exciting to receive an offer and be recognized for hard work," said Laufasa. "I'm going to have a place to play after college and that's a good thing heading into my senior year in high school. I'm focused on getting a degree and having college paid for is a big deal."

Laufasa was invited to the U.S Army National Combine that took place on January 6th and was able to assess the competition against other 2013 prospects that have major college football aspirations.

"I think I bring toughness and hardworking attitude to the football field," said Laufasa. "I'm one the bigger running backs and can catch the ball pretty well out of the backfield."

While the Pokes and Vandals have extended offers, he is also receiving interest from several PAC 12 schools including Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, UCLA, Washington, Utah, and Washington State.

Wyoming picked up recruiting last year in the Northwest after signing several players in their 2012 class and Laufasa is among a number of players in the region to receive 2013 offers from the Cowboys.

Laufasa wants to major in sports science in college.

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