Sunday, January 25, 2009

Caro to play for Lobos

Caro commits to University of New Mexico
By Felix Chavez
Sun-News reporter
LAS CRUCES — Las Cruces High senior Dante Caro has verbally committed to play football at the University of New Mexico beginning next fall.
Caro, who was the Bulldawgs’ starting quarterback in his junior and senior seasons, visited the UNM campus this past weekend.
The 6-foot, 175-pounder also visited New Mexico State on Jan. 16-18. He had a scholarship offer from the Aggies and new head coach DeWayne Walker.
“I really liked my visit to UNM, it had good facilities, a good school and I like the staff,” said Caro on Sunday night.
Caro ran for more than 1,000 yards and threw for more than 1,000 yards during his senior campaign, which was capped by a 26-21 win against Eldorado in the Class 5A state title game on Dec. 6 in Albuquerque.
Caro, who will sign a national letter of intent next month, said last week that he will likely play defensive back or at wide receiver in college.
The Lobos have a new coach in former Illinois assistant coach Mike Locksley, who was hired last month to replace Rocky Long.
Caro is the latest Las Cruces area high school player to sign with the Lobos. Mayfield’s Nathan Enriquez and Freddy Young signed with the school last February and former Bulldawg Tyson Ditmore recently played at UNM for four seasons.

Felix Chavez can be reached at fchavez@lcsun-news.com; (575) 541-5444

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you too ashamed to leave a comment up that is congratulating Dante for an accomplishment? Just because he chose the better school the appreciation of the Lobo fans is trying to be hidden....Congrats Dante. EVERYONES A LOBO!!

Aggie007 said...

Congrats Dante ... while not everyone is a Lobo, congrats on your decision! Everyone in Las Cruces will be pulling for you (except when you play NMSU).
Now, focus on getting good grades and take advantage of a free education!

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