After a visit to Laramie, Wyoming, last weekend where he and his family got to tour the city, visit the Wyoming coaching staff and workout in front of head coach Craig Bohl, Fremont Archbishop Bergan 2022 ATH Koa McIntyre was extended a scholarship offer to play safety for the Cowboys.
The trip went so well that McIntyre hardly wasted any time verbally committing to the Pokes on Saturday when he was extended the offer in Bohl’s office.
“I just knew in the bottom of my heart that it was home to me,” McIntyre said. “I felt so comfortable there that I committed that day. It was great — we were all smiling and took a lot of pictures. It was just a great time.”
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McIntyre was in Laramie from Wednesday night through Saturday with his family, checking out the town and university. He took an unofficial visit on Friday and had a private workout with the Cowboys’ coaching staff on Saturday.
Everything went very well for the dual-sport athlete in the testing portion. McIntyre’s vertical jump was measured at 37 inches while his broad jump was at 10 feet, 4 inches. He also opened eyes by running a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds.
“They (Wyoming coaching staff) told me I was a very impressive athlete to put up those numbers,” McIntyre said. “I did some safety drills with coach Jay (Wyoming defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel), and he’s such a great coach. He put me through some pretty tough workouts but said I did really well.”
Even though the offer is to play safety, McIntyre, who also owns offers to play quarterback at Army and Air Force, says he’s still a quarterback at heart. But it’s the quarterback position which will ultimately help him play safety at the next level.
“They’re looking at me as a safety. They know I’m a quarterback and everything, so they know I see things differently than other people (safeties) see it because I’m also a quarterback,” McIntyre said. “They know I have the vision and know where the ball should go and where the zones are. They think I can really use that to my advantage.”
McIntyre, who finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.95 seconds at the Class C state track meet in May, enjoyed a strong junior season at the helm of Archbishop Bergan’s power-spread offense, racking up 3,443 total yards and 48 touchdowns.
McIntyre threw for 2,205 yards and 31 scores while leading the team in rushing with 1,238 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, he had 31 tackles and picked off three passes.
McIntyre was blown away by Laramie.
“I loved the place, it’s very beautiful,” he said. “The town is outstanding and the mountains were very beautiful. The community was great, and the college was really supported by a lot of people there.”