On the eve of the border war battle between Colorado State and Wyoming, the Cowboys took an opening shot by landing a verbal commitment from one of the state’s most versatile performers as Ralston Valley’s Andrew Wingard announces his decision to play at Wyoming.
Wingard is the ultimate utility player for his currently unbeaten Ralston Valley squad. The 6-0 180 pound athlete plays running back, receiver, safety and returner for his Mustangs. Thus far this season on offense Wingard has rushed for over 1,000 yards averaging eight yards a carry. Wingard also has 23 catches and four scores. On defense Wingard has an interception and two fumbles recovered. A scary returner, Wingard averages 39 yards on kickoff returns and over 16 yards per punt return.
Wingard’s game is reminiscent of former Highlands Ranch star and current Colorado State back Joe Hansley in that he is equally comfortable as a back and a receiver. Wingard could potentially play defensive back at the next level. Wingard’s speed, he is a 14.76 110 Meter hurdler, and versatility give him the opportunity to contribute early for Wyoming.