Good afternoon, everybody? How's everybody doing today? Anybody want to kick us off?
Yes. I wrote a blog post about this a few days ago, but out of the 10 that visited, four have officially committed and two more were already verbal commits. So it was a positive weekend.
They added a LB, DT, OG and DE. Not highly-rated guys, but a good spread.
Two of those guys were also from Colorado. And there will be a bunch more visits the next two weekends.
He said the visit was "fantastic" on Twitter, but he didn't commit on the spot. We'll have to see what he ends up doing in the next few weeks.
I haven't heard great reviews, but personally I think he's getting a bit of a raw deal. The North team was low on corners, so he's playing cornerback when he's a more natural safety. I'm told he's struggled in man-to-man coverage.
Hard to say where he was listed before, but the last two days have helped him. I think he's now settled somewhere in rounds 2-4. 3rd round or late second is a distinct possibility.
He's showed good hands and I'm told he's been impossible to cover in the slot. None of us should be surprised by that though.
I think he'll be drafted somewhere in the mid rounds and can be a back-up somewhere fairly soon. It's surprise me if he started any time in the next few years. I think it's important to note that he has good speed, but not for a true dual threat guy. He's not going to try to be Kaepernick. He'll be a throw-first QB with good pocket sense.
I think we'll learn a lot from tomorrow's game. If they can score enough, they can potentially win a lot of games. But that's a big if. I think if they play well they can land at .500 or slightly above .500 in the conference.
If they win absolutely every game I think they can win, Wyoming can finish 11-7 in the conference. But that is awfully hard to do.
Yep, they'll do their best with what they have this year. Doesn't look like Sellers or Haldorson will contribute much. That leaves Nance, Cooke and Granberry. Next year they get a 6-10, 250-pound recruit in Jonathan Barnes though.
Not sure there was a pure scorer in the last class, but it was definitely Shyatt's best class so far. Diontae Jones is a tough forward listed as the No. 2 player in Nevada. Barnes was a big get, a legit big man who can score and will give Wyoming an actual presence inside. And Lieberman is a legit PG with decent size.
Wasn't great talent based on the recruiting sites, but Bohl warned people a while ago not to judge it off of that. I was impressed by how many kids committed on the spot. It's going to be about how they develop these kids. Not sure there is a breakout star there, but specifically I really like LB Alex Bush.
Would also be big if they can get Vega or McIntyre, two kids who visited but didn't commit right away.
Undersized kid who played QB in high school but would be called an "athlete" on this level, probably a slot receiver. His dad is the head coach at Colorado, so he's a smart kid they can use in a lot of different ways. Let me see if i can find his video.
He's going to compete, that's for sure. Since they run a west coast offense, the emphasis is often on getting the ball out fast. So the QB may not have to be a great runner. But with a new strength regimen, coaching staff and most OL coming back, I think they're hoping for vast improvement next year.
Agree. Vega's tape is impressive, and his teammate -- Cole Turner -- already committed to UW. Wouldn't be surprised if he comes.
In a perfect world, Fort would sit 1-2 years before playing. With that said, he's a very good athlete and I know from talking to him that he wants to be great. Hard worker. Hopefully the new staff can bring a lot out of him.
Yeah, everything I've heard from the players indicates it's a big step up from last year. Good news.
Fort will be a QB at Wyoming. Needs to work on arm mechanics, accuracy. Like I said, he'd have to make some strides to start right away.
Bohl has said they were going to make big strides on the strength side, and I think that's what you're seeing. They need to win the line of scrimmage, and they didn't do that often -- especially on defense -- last year.
Yep, lots have asked me about him. Texas Tech seems to be his top landing spot right now. We'll see, but I'm not holding my breath.
And another thing, Nelson had some high points but for the most part was pretty mediocre last year.