January 18, 2009

Three Star QB Commits to Christensen

Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen personally flew out to San Jose to close the deal on his number quarterback prospect Austyn Carta-Samuels and he delivered.

Samuels told GoWyoGo today he will sign with the Pokes on February 4th while decommiting from San Jose State where he was originally headed.

"Coach Christensen came to my house today and said he was sold on me as a player," Samuels said. "I first committed to San Jose State and then their offensive coordinator (Marcus Arroyo) went to Wyoming and it opened the door to be recruited by them. Christensen saw my official tape and liked what he saw. They are convinced I'm the quarterback to lead the offense and be the next Chase Daniels."

Carta-Samuels will bring the Cowboys a multi-demensional quarterback needed to run Christensen's open offense where his versatility allow him to pass and run effectively. The Bellermine Prep star is confident and ready for the opportunity.

"Yes sir, I can both pass and run but more importantly I'll bring intangibles to the field. My intelligence and leadership abilities are my strengths," Carta-Samuels said. "The last few years I was able to lead my team to championships for the first time in many years. I know it's a big deal for Wyoming to get a player of my caliber and this is a great opportunity for my football career."

The selling point of joining an offense system that made Daniels a college star at Missouri can't be underestimated on convincing Carta-Samuels to futher his playing career in Laramie.

"The decision to commit to Wyoming was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," Carta-Samuels continued."Obviously there is a big difference between Laramie and San Jose, but the chance to run that offense is amazing and special. Chase Daniels started as a true-freshmen at Missouri and I want to come in and do the same thing."

Carta-Samuels received several scholarship offers from division one football programs including Purdue and is the highest rated player under Rivals.com to commit to the Cowboys since they started the rating system. He received a three-stars and a 5.6 rating.

The San Jose product is listed at 6 foot 2 and 195 pounds and runs approximately a 4.6 forty-yard dash.

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