The Cowboys coaching staff have now landed their second verbal commitment for the 2017 recruiting class in 6’1″, 185-pound safety/athlete Esaias Gandy out of Denver (CO) South.
Gandy had actually made his commitment to coach Craig Bohl and staff back in March but just now made it public on October 3rd. His lead recruiter was defensive ends coach A.J. Cooper.
The South standout visited Laramie last Spring and was offered on March 6th. He picked the Cowboys over interest from such schools as Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Harvard, Kansas and Utah.
Gandy brings a versatility to his game where he has mostly played linebacker and wide receiver but has also played rush end and running back in a pinch. The coaching staff projects him as a safety at the next level.
“I just want to help out the team, I’ll play wherever they need me,” said the versatile South standout.
As a senior this season, Gandy has five receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown. As a ball carrier, he has carried it 19 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
This past season Gandy recorded 84 tackles and had eight quarterback sacks. He had 63 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a sophomore.
When it came to selecting the Cowboys, Gandy had this to say.
“As soon as I got to the campus, they treated me like family. I was sitting down talking to the coaches and it was like talking to one of my own at South,” Gandy said.
“I have been overlooked by everybody, but Wyoming and I’m going to play with a definite chip on my shoulder every time I step on that field. I really love Wyoming for giving me this chance and I won’t take this for granted I promise.”
Much like other prospects for the Denver metro, proximity did make a difference.
“It is close to home. So all my friends and family can come watch me play.”
Gandy was rated as a 2-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports.