For the last month we've heard that two freshmen will be the contenders for the starting job at Wyoming. Well scratch that as there is now a new name that needs to be added to that list. Walk on sophomore Colby Kirkegaard hails from Arizona where he spent the last year at Phoenix CC. He decided to come to Laramie and a chance at the open spot here instead of returning to lead his team.
"We have three guys that are competing for the spot right now and that will go throughout our four scrimmages."
Coming out of high school he was rated three stars by Rivals but never landed any division one offers. This is definitely a positive for me as the team certainly needed another player at quarterback. His experience is certainly going to help his teammates and he will also provide depth at the position. This also increases the chances that one quarterback may be able to redshirt. Obviously it is way to early to tell if that may actually happen and how to rank all the candidates right now.
In other news today senior WR Jonathon Aiken will be redshirting this year. He had some academic concerns in the spring but it sounds the like staff really wants to focus on his skill set and get him ready for a monster year in 2012. Also injured OL Daniel Fleischman is progressing well and may be available sooner then expected.
Check out this video from Kirkegaard from last year. He will be wearing #11 this year which gets him brownie points in my book.