The Cowboys have now landed their second running back of the 2017 recruiting class in 6’0″, 175-pound Lacey (WA) River Ridge speedster Trey Dorfner. Dorfner joins 5’11”, 185-pound Xazavian Valladay from Chicago (IL) Brother Rice. Valladay committed to the Cowboys back on the 12th of October.
Dorfner was offered by Wyoming back on May 28th and this past Saturday (30-28 victory over #13 Boise State) was his first visit to Laramie. That lone visit was all he needed in making his future college selection.
“Wyoming is just a very good fit for me. The love, the atmosphere, and the style of play (pro-style) were big. Loved everything and this place is just where I want to be”, said River Ridge star.
“I’m going to get there and compete. It is going to be exciting!”
The lead recruiter for Dorfner was defensive line coach Pete Kaligis. He selected the Cowboys over Weber State who also had offered.
As a junior, Dorfner rushed for 1,157 and 11 touchdowns on a shortened season. He averaged 193 yards rushing per game for the Hawks. So far as a senior, he has rushed for 996 yards on 123 carries and 19 touchdowns.
Wyoming is likely looking to only take two running backs in this class with Dorfner and Valladay in the fold.
He was rated as a 2-star by Scout and 247 Sports.