Gillette’s Fort chooses UW; Natrona’s Bryan picks Florida

GILLETTE (AP) — Campbell County High School quarterback Austin Fort has verbally committed to play football at Wyoming.
The all-state quarterback threw for 2,137 yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season last year. He also ran for 735 yards and 10 scores.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Fort led Gillette to the state Class 4A Championship game in his first season last year.

Besides Wyoming, Fort had received interest from Colorado, Colorado State, Illinois and Florida International. He says he received an offer from Wyoming on Sunday night over the phone.

Meanwhile, Natrona County’s Taven Bryan has decided to play for football powerhouse Florida.

The incoming senior, one of the top-rated Wyoming recruits in history, made his decision late Monday. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive lineman had scholarship offers from Oregon, Nebraska, Wyoming and many others.

“It just fit me,” Bryan said of Florida.

Bryan, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, has the ability to play numerous positions.

Some schools believe he can play defensive end, defensive tackle, tight end or left tackle at the college level.

He said that Florida projects him to defensive end or tight end.

“I like them both,” Bryan said.

Bryan has visited the Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla. He said he plans to major in biomedical engineering.

“It is just nice there,” he said of the visit.

While Bryan will not sign a letter of intent until February, he said it made little sense to hold off from making his decision.

“It was just a good fit for me, and coaches’ times are very valuable,” he said.