April 29, 2012

Skipper likes his time at Wyoming

While he ranks among the more polite prospects you will ever talk to, trying to carve out time in Dan Skipper's schedule can be a nightmare. The 6-foot-10, 280-pound offensive tackle from Arvada (Col.) may be one of the busiest students in Colorado to go along with his title of one of the top recruits in the Centennial State.

At Ralston Valley High School, Skipper plays baseball, basketball, football, sings in the choir, participates in student government and is the president-elect of the student council for next fall.

He is best-known for his work on the gridiron, which has netted him scholarship offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado state, Duke, Missouri, Oregon State, Tulsa, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State and Wyoming. This week Virginia added it's name to his list of offers.

"I want a good education and quality degree and a school with a good gameday atmosphere at a place that really supports its team, Skipper said. "Also, I want a position coach and a strength coach who can get me to my potential.

"There are good things and bad about each school and no such thing as a perfect school," he continued. "It is finding a place that will fit me."

In an attempt to being his college search, Skipper has been on-campus at Colorado, Colorado State, Oklahoma, Arizona State and, two weeks ago, spent some time in Laramie.

"I was at one of their (Wyoming) spring scrimmages," said Skipper. "I liked Laramie. It is a great city. I went up with a couple buddies who are looking at the college too. We had a great time watching practice."

Skipper said he enjoyed his time on-campus and got some time in front of the Wyoming coaching staff, talking to Dave Christensen, Pete Kaligis and Gregg Brandon.

"I met with Coach Christiansen and the Oline coach and OC - Coach Kaligas," Skipper said. "I talked to them quite a bit. It was just telling me they wanted to recruit me and they said I could probably play pretty early.

"I am talking to them once every couple of weeks," he said. "We are keeping in touch."

The Ralston Valley pitcher and first baseman said he hasn't eliminated anyone yet and will probably wait until he starts making his visits to narrow down his list. As a result, he doesn't have any favorites and said the Pokes have a chance.

"Right now it is too early to tell (about favorites)," Skipper said. "I am treating each school the same. Right now it is too early to start crossing a school off, so they (Wyoming) have a 1-13 chance."

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