The last couple weeks have been busy ones for Wyoming recruiting. There were three recruits that committed two weeks but we didn't post an article on them till now. This weekend was very busy with several recruits on campus for official visits. The visits went well as Wyoming added another two commits.
The Cowboy now sit at nine commits for the 2012 class.
First off let's take a look at the three athletes that committed in late November.
DE Richard Winston - 6'4 220lbs
Chandler HS (Arizona)
Winston is a three star defensive end that turned down offers from PAC 12 schools Arizona State and Washington State to head to Laramie. Given some time to fill out and some size he will be a great find for the Cowboys. There wasn't any video footage of Winston available. He was injured for his junior year but was healthy as a senior.
OL Walker Madden - 6'9 270lbs
College of the Desert
Madden is a very tall JUCO linemen from California that will come to Wyoming with two years of eligibility. He is currently unranked by any recruiting service but there is plenty of video footage available on this site. Madden wears #74 and plays left tackle in the highlights.
P Tim Gleason 6'2 195lbs
Melbourne, Australia (ProKick)
Wyoming went international with the search for a new punter. Instead of Europe the Pokes went down under to find Tim Gleeson from Australia. He is 19 years old and will have four years of college eligibility. If you enjoy punting videos then you are in luck!
This weekend Wyoming landed two more commits. The first was WR Trent Sewell out of Bothell, WA who is a big steal for the Pokes. We'll have a more in depth article about Sewell posted a bit later. On Sunday night the news came out that Wyoming had also landed high school defensive tackle Chase Appleby out Frisco, Texas.
DT Chase Appleby - 6'0 270lbs
Centennial HS (Frisco, TX)
I've been waiting for a defensive tackle to become apart of this class and my wishes were answered! Appleby is not currently ranked by Scout but they did weigh out his strengths and weaknesses. Here is their recap:
Straight up bull rusher, he needs to add some moves to his bag of tricks to free himself up in the middle. Does a good job of pursuing the ball from sideline to sideline and even downfield.
He'll mainly just need to add some size and strength but he certainly looks like a very solid run stopper. His first step is fantastic and can blow into the backfield quickly. With the depth on the defensive line for 2012 I would full expect him to redshirt and use that time to bulk up. Hopefully Wyoming can add a few other recruits at tackle to this class to prepare for 2013.