Joe Glenn, head football coach at the University of Wyoming, knows Colorado prep football. During eleven years as head coach of the University of Northern Colorado, Glenn learned every nook and cranny of the Colorado recruiting scene. Last season, Glenn and his staff scoured Colorado from mountain to prairie and grabbed a nice crop of Colorado prep stars that included linebackers Brian Hendricks and Gabe Knapton, defensive linemen Marcus Felker and Alex Hays, as well as offensive linemen Levi Salmans and Travis Hillen.
This season, Glenn is at it again. To go along with recent commit Nick Williams an athletic Highlands Ranch offensive and defensive lineman, the Cowboys also just secured the services of small school defensive star Cory Orth. Orth a 6-5 235 pound sack specialist from Buena Vista High School in Buena Vista, Colorado helped Buena Vista to a 6-3 record last season with over 100 tackles and twelve sacks.
Along with Williams and Orth, Wyoming is hot on the trail of defensive line duo Mat Birkeness and Ben Tedford of 5A state champs Columbine. Tedford is a 6-6 225 pound defensive end while Birkeness looks to move from his defensive end position and use his 4.5 speed to play outside backer at the college level. According to Birkeness, Wyoming would like him to play backer in their 3-4 look. Last season, Birkeness and Tedford were part of a defense that allowed only nine points a game during the regular season and six points a game in playoffs.
Since becoming head coach at Wyoming, coach Glenn and his staff have gotten big time mileage from their team camp, which is held traditionally in June. During the camp, some of Colorado's best high school programs make the trip to Wyoming to knock of some of the rust before season. This camp has allowed the Wyoming staff to get a look at some of the best Colorado prepsters. Currently, there are twenty-five players on the Wyoming roster, who played high school football in Colorado.