NMMI's B.J. Sumter decides on Wyoming

Every defense needs a player in the middle to stuff the run and allow the linebackers to run free. New Mexico Military had one of the best this past season in DT/NT B.J. Sumter (6-1.5, 300). This past weekend the big and physical interior defensive lineman was in Laramie to take a look at the University of Wyoming and while there he committed to head coach Dave Christiansen and his staff...

"It was a really good visit," Sumter told JCFootball.com. "I just liked it a lot and felt like it was the right situation for me.

"The way Wyoming uses their linemen and how they shift their lineman instead of always playing the nose or the three (technique), they just slide them to fit what they need so you could end up playing either one."

This past season, Sumter posted modest stats -- 26 tackles, one tackle-for-loss and no sacks -- but said he was more than happy to allow his teammates to rack up the tackles and sacks.

"As long as we won, it really didn't matter to me who got the glory," Sumter told JCFootball.com during the season.

"I worked really hard on my speed and agility this past summer," Sumter who benches 415 pounds and runs a 5.25 forty said. "I really worked hard on my explosiveness and my first step. It really helped me this year."

Besides his offer from Wyoming, Sumter also had offers from Western Kentucky, Jackson State and Howard.

He'll finish up his AA in June and then travel north to enroll at Wyoming with three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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