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Sports : Hamilton Senior Running Back Is Wyoming Bound
Posted by Tom on 2014/8/13 9:30:00 (171 reads) News by the same author

Penney High School senior Kellen Overstreet spent his summer zeroing in on a commitment on where to play college football.

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In mid-July, Overstreet decided on the University of Wyoming, choosing the Cowboys offer over others from Air Force, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, South Dakota, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, Bucknell, and Holy Cross.

Overstreet ran for 3,329 yards and 53 touchdowns in his junior season, leading the Hornets to an 11-3 record and a semifinal appearance against the Marceline Tigers.

He visited the Wyoming campus in Laramie in April, when an offer was extended by the Cowboys. He is the third running back recruit by UW in the Class of 2015, and a new "old school" running offense brought in by new offensive coordinator Brent Vigen is seen as one of the big reasons for the Overstreet/Wyoming connection.

The University of Wyoming is a Division One football program, participating in the Mountain West Conference. The school, located in southeastern Wyoming, has a strong yearly rivalry with Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Other schools in the MWC are Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada-Reno, Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, and Utah State.

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