Wyoming picks up Oklahoma sleeper

With three offers on the table, under-the-radar athlete Adrian McDonald (Lawton, Okla./Eisenhower) chose the school that could best benefit him down the road.

McDonald verbally committed to Wyoming late Tuesday night, choosing the Cowboys over offers from North Texas and Louisiana Tech. McDonald was a quarterback at Eisenhower, but he is expected to line up in the secondary for Wyoming.

McDonald, who visited Wyoming early last month, said the small town of Laramie, Wyo., which steers some recruits away, was an attractive option to him. Because of the college-town environment, McDonald is hoping that focusing on school and football will be easier to do.

“I enjoyed my visit when I went up there,” McDonald said. “The coaching staff and players seemed like people I want to be affiliated with to make me successful. It’s a nice college town, not much to do but that will work in my favor.”

Recruited by running backs coach Jason Ray, McDonald said the Cowboys will play him more at cornerback. As a 5-foot-10, 160-pound quarterback in Oklahoma's largest classification (6A), McDonald served as a reliable passing and running threat. He was named the co-offensive MVP for his district.

McDonald is ranked No. 34 among Oklahoma prospects in the Class of 2012.