- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
With the uncertainty surrounding the Western Michigan program in the wake of Bill Cubit's firing a little more than a week ago, the Broncos lost two commitments this weekend.
Offensive tackles Connor Riese (Schofield, Wis./D.C. Everest) and Kurtis Stirneman (Woodstock, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) switched their pledges to Wyoming from Western Michigan while officially visiting this past weekend.
Stirneman confirmed the commitment in a text, as did Marian Central Catholic assistat coach Dirk Stanger.
The Cowboys have nine commitments in the 2013 class and the two-star Riese becomes the third highest-rated verbal. The Cowboys have made a concerted effort to recruit the Midwest over the last few seasons.
Western Michigan is now down to nine commitments.