Laramie’s Abraham Bangoura will stay home and play college football for the Cowboys

Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 12:27 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There’s a new member of the Cowboy Football team, and he won’t have to go very far away for college. Laramie’s Abraham Bangoura will be staying home; earlier this week he announced on social media his intention to play for UW.

Bangoura became the second player from Wyoming to pledge to the Pokes after Natrona’s Cody Crawford, and he couldn’t be more thrilled to play for the team he grew up rooting for.

”I’m very excited. I can’t wait for it. I’m already trying to look over the plays from past film to see how exactly I play offensively. Their techniques, I’m trying to get right into it. And I can get to work with the coaches, with the team. I’m really excited for it,” Bangoura said.

Bangoura came to Laramie from Germany when he was in seventh grade, and the Leipzig native has been a force to be reckoned with for the Plainsmen. Last year he earned second team All-State honors as an offensive lineman, which is where he will primarily be playing for the Pokes.

He also had a solid season on the defensive side of the ball. He led Laramie with three sacks and four fumble recoveries, while registering 21.5 Tackles and 2 pass breakups to go along with it.

Bangoura himself said his strengths are his mentality and fundamentals, and he’s looking forward to using those qualities to contribute to the team.

”So first off, for myself I have really good work ethic, and I never give up. But then football-wise I think I have really good technique, hand technique, and my footwork as well. And I think that will make a big difference for the team as well,” Bangoura said.

Congratulations to Abraham on taking the next step, and look out for him on Saturdays at the War.