While there haven't been any new commitments the last few days, it still has been busy as far as recruiting news goes. There are positives and negatives so we'll go over all the full spectrum here. First though we'll go over some some minor details.
Yesterday was the first day that junior college players could sign early were able to officially sign. I spoke with the University today and they said that there wouldn't be any official announcement until the spring semester officially started in January. Wyoming has three current JUCO commits but only RB Evan Williams was listed as an early signer by Rivals. It would be nice to have a few more recruits able to enroll early this year and get that extra work done. It obviously showed the extra time that Brett Smith spent in the spring helped him out immensely. He was able to get adjusted to school and participated in the spring practice and scrimmage.
Ok, now we've got the bad news. Wyoming lost DE commit Richard Winston out of Chandler, AZ according to Scout. He will be signing with New Mexico where the lure of early playing time enticed him. Winston certainly seemed like a solid player but at 6-4 220lbs was undersized to play defensive end. The Pokes need their line to get bigger and not smaller.
Wyoming OL commit Christian Chamagua may be softening up. He recently picked up an offer from SMU which piqued his interest. The Pokes already have two other OL commits and have had lots of others visit as well. Hopefully Chamagua sticks with Wyoming but at least there will be several others who can take his place if he stays closer to home.
The good new part of recruiting news is that Wyoming has been getting aggressive with it's recruiting in Washington State. After Trent Sewell committed that really opened up the flood gates. Wyoming has been using the connection with Sewell to reach out to other talented athletes in the area.
First off Wyoming offered Sewell's second cousin Tatum Taylor from O'Dea High School in Seattle who is actually a 2013 athlete. That is pretty rare for Wyoming to offer a high school junior so early. Taylor is 5'9 145lbs and plays RB and DB.
Next Wyoming offered another friend of Sewell's who also attends O'Dea in Jayshawn Jordan. He is a 2012 DB that is rated three stars by Rivals and also holds an offer from Eastern Washington. Looks like a great open field tackler with nice speed.
With it's next offer Wyoming went after a running back which was interesting. D.J. May is 5'11 190lbs from Federal Way, WA and picked up his fourth offer when the Pokes called. He also holds offers from from Idaho, Eastern Washington and Idaho State. He will visit Idaho on January 13th and then visit Wyoming on the 20th along with Jayshawn Jordan.
We've got video of three of three athletes posted below. Great to see Christensen continue to use his northwest roots to find quality athletes. There will be plenty of visits happening in January and it should be a busy time for recruiting news.