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Wyoming gets commitment from California defensive lineman

Wyoming gets commitment from California defensive lineman

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Wyoming's latest football commitment came from a California defensive lineman Sunday.

JJ Uphold became the fifth commit for the Cowboys in the 2021 recruiting cycle when he announced his verbal pledge on Twitter. Uphold, who plays for Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield, California, chose UW over offers from New Mexico and Cal Poly among others. 

At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Uphold plays on both sides of the ball for Garces, but he's being recruited by UW to play defensive tackle. 

Uphold is the fourth verbal commit for UW this month. He joins Pleasanton (Nebraska) athlete Tyce Westland, Marist (Illinois) defensive back Jovan Marsh, Fremd (Illinois) offensive lineman Jack Walsh and Valor Christian (Colorado) three-star athlete Zaire Jackson, UW's highest-ranked commit, on the Cowboys' commitment list.


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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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