Personally, I like seattle. In Super Bowl battles of great defenses against great offenses, I still have to lean towards defense. And I don't think Denver has seen that physical a defense in a while. But it could go either way.
Gardner is still out there, but I'd be surprised if he came. UW had two RB commit yesterday, and Gardner is probably more likely to stay in state and go to FIU.
From what I've hear, Malik Johns is still in the mix.
Right now, I like Aaron Young. Not a great athlete, but extremely intelligent and driven, and he has all semester to learn the playbook. I just can't see Thornton or Kirkegaard being the guy come next fall. We'll see.
Yeah, it's a back-oriented offense but they have a ton there right now. Obviously Wick, May coming back, Stover was a big recruit, and I really like Tapscott, who redshirted. Now you also have Hill and Evans coming in.
I was a little surprised Hill didn't commit as a safety. He played both in high school, and that's a big need for them right now.
I disagree. They had two commit yesterday and signed one from JC previously. That's three in this class, with JD Krill already here. Plenty of guys to compete there.
Jolly Brinkley and Tyree Mayfield, both from MO, committed yesterday.
That is a little bit surprising, I agree. LB is a strength of next year's team, but beyond that they need to build more depth. Same at safety.
They're both coming back. Their numbers will most likely go down, not just because of a new system but because the new guy will not be Brett Smith. Hard to match that chemistry, production.
No on the linebackers, but I previously heard that TE Drew Van Maanen, who was previously a TE who didn't play last season, will try to move to FB. So there's another one.
Bohl's staff has very good Missouri ties, it's true. AJ Cooper also has a ton of ties in AZ and FLA, which is why we're seeing so many kids come from there.
I'm mildly surprised there haven't been more kids from Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, etc. Could be because they started here so late in the game, but that will probably be more of a focus in future seasons.
I can't attest to that, since I wasn't here last year. But guys are excited. Seems like a lot of enthusiasm coming out of the visits.
Not a ton, but that's no surprise for this class. What other WY kids projected to be DI kids in this class? Other than Bryan there weren't many. And I'm thinking a lot of WY kids will walk on.
I'm not sure on that. Don't have many ties in WY high schools, and coaches aren't allowed to comment yet. But I would expect there to be a fair amount of walk-ons across the state.
Technically Ryon'e Winters was committed to NDSU then flipped to Wyoming. But I think "steal" is a strong word. This is recruiting. Until guys sign, all is fair.
And I know Bohl signed an agreement not to talk to NDSU commits. But there are SO many ways around that. Like having any of his assistants talk to them, for example.
Tevis Bartlett has already been offered by Wyoming's new staff, so he's definitely a big target. Also has an offer from Colorado.
We haven't heard anything from Flor in a few days. From what I have heard, Wyoming has a solid shot of getting him. But it's a bit of a concern that there has been no news out of that camp.
i believe Bohl will scour Wyoming for guys, but it's hard to do that and fill a recruiting class in less than a month. This isn't the year to judge him on for recruiting habits, IMO.
No, Doug. Haven't heard anything about that. But very, very few kickers get scholarships. So we could see someone walk on.
Reportedly. UW has yet to confirm Brown and Bath. But it's a safe assumption. I think it's a nice staff, but it's really all about familiarity. If Bohl feels like these are guys he can trust to instill his system, then I'm for it.
Bath specifically had a very good reputation at Miami OH.