Monday, March 1, 2010

Cowboys sign Florida linebacker

University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen announced the 24th member of his 2010 football recruiting class on Monday, with the signing of linebacker Ruben Narcisse of Miami, Fla., to a national letter of intent. Narcisse played his high school football at Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla.

Narcisse earned First Team All-State Class 2B honors in 2009 as selected by the Florida prep sportswriters. He also was a First Team All-Broward County selection. He was credited with 88 total tackles, 10 sacks, five fumble recoveries, three blocked punts, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and scored two touchdowns from his linebacker position. Of his 10 sacks, six came during the state playoffs.

As a team captain his senior year, Narcisse helped lead his Chaminade-Madonna Lions to a 12-1 overall record and a 7-0 conference mark as they won their Class 2B District Championship and advanced to the State Semifinals. In the state playoffs, Chaminade-Madonna posted a dominating 35-0 win over three-time defending state champion Pahokee in the Regional Semifinals. The Lions then recorded a convincing 35-18 win over North Broward Prep in the Regional Finals before losing, 7-6, to Tampa Catholic in the State Semifinals. Tampa Catholic finished as the state runner-up to Bolles High School of Jacksonville. Narcisse played for head coach Tim Tyrrell at Chaminade-Madonna Prep.

Narcisse is the oldest of two children of Daniella and Lyonel Narcisse. He was also recruited by South Florida, Toledo, Virginia and West Virginia. He originally committed to South Florida prior to USF changing coaching staffs leading up to national signing day.

Narcisse joins 17 other high school signees and six junior college transfers in Wyoming's 2010 recruiting class. The national letter of intent signing period for football ends on April 1.

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