April 14, 2010

Cowboys Offer Texarkana Running Back

The Wyoming Cowboys have extended an initial offer to Texarkana, Texas running back Tra Carson, a 6-foot-1 and 220 product who'll enter his senior season this fall.

Carson is a well built back with decent speed with a physical makeup to become a featured back at the division one level. He is also a school leader and quality student possessing a 3.8 GPA.

The Liberty-Eylau product looks to have moderate interest in the Pokes while he continues through the recruiting process.

Carson put together impressive numbers as junior rushing for over 1300 yards and 20 touchdowns, with an eye popping 8.1 yards per carry.

"I see myself as a leader and team player," said Carson. "I'm really looking forward to my last year in high school building on last season."

His combination of power and speed makes him an enticing prospect for several school including the likes of Houston, Iowa State, SMU, and Rice recruiting him actively. The Cowboys look to be the only D1 program to offer to-date.

"It's very early in the recruiting game and we'll see how things pan out," said Carson. "Wyoming was the first to offer me and I know they have some things going with their team."

Carson is related to incoming Cowboy freshmen Marqueston Huff who looks to play in the secondary for the Pokes. Huff was regarded as blue chip type recruit and big coup by head coach Dave Christensen's staff. Carson was teammates with Huff last season at Liberty-Eylau.

The chance for early playing time could also be a big factor for Carson at UW. Christensen's idea to play the best players regardless of class should help Wyoming in the recruitment of Carson.

Carson was named honorable mention 3A in the state of Texas and should garner more honors in his senior campaign.

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