December 13, 2010

UW Football Two More Commits

Wyoming football added their 18th and 19th commitments on Monday when wide receiver Josh Doctson and safety Blair Burns verbally committed to Dave Christensen's staff.

Doctson is a big wide receiver with decent speed at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, while playing for Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. He visited Laramie last weekend and enjoyed the down home atmosphere of Laramie.

"I like how it felt, like a family and could see myself at that school," said Doctson. "The family atmosphere was a big part of it how people meet you with open arms and talk with you. I've never been to that area and the mountains and altitude was a good experience."

Doctson is a bit unhearalded prospect with a good upside and has a basketball build which benefits him on the gridiron. He looks smooth and natural on the football field with a big vertical jump and long arms to catch the ball in traffic.

"The Wyoming coaches like how I can go get the football and catch the high ball on smaller cornerbacks," said Doctson. "They know I want to get better and will work on improving routes at that level of football."

Doctson is a solid student who received interest from Duke, Fordham, and Southern Illinois.

The rangy receiver said he has some familiarity with the Mountain West Conference and Wyoming football.

"I know it's a good league with teams like TCU and they can play with a lot of conferences in the country," said Doctson. "It's not too big (Laramie) and it's close to city life with Denver down the road, if I want to get a taste of a bigger place. It seemed like a perfect fit."

Doctson will look to compete for immediate playing time, though he'll redshirt if the coaches see that as a better situation.

"Oh yea, my mindset is to go compete right away for playing time," said Doctson. "I am also open for anything the coaches want me to do to help the program win."

The 19th commitment in Blair Burns from Plano High School in Plano, Texas and brings the Cowboys a speedy cornerback 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. Burns was originally committed to Louisiana-Monroe and decided to change to Wyoming after his recent visit to UW.

In addition to excelling on the gridiron, Burns is a stand out in track and field. Last season his performances in the long jump landed him first team all-district honors.

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