Wyoming has done a great job of beefing up their offensive and defensive lines with this recruiting class. That was certainly needing to be done. However to run the spread offense effectively you also need to get some play-makers on the field to score points. The Cowboys are all of a sudden losing lots of depth at WR now with seniors Mazi Ogbonna and DeJay Lester completing their eligibility. Then the loss of Josh Doctson, Kevin Robertson, C.J. Morgan and Jonathan Aiken made the gap even bigger.
Trent Sewell and Eric Nzeocha are both going to help fill some holes but they still need to add more athletes. The Cowboys have recently offered two new athletes to help out the passing game. Having a great young quarterback certainly helps the recruiting process since they can play with Brett Smith for three years.
The first was Parker Mays who is 6'2 195lbs out of Seattle Prep HS. He's rated two stars by Rivals and runs a 4.4 in the 40. He is set to visit Laramie on January 27th. He comes from a family of football players that you are probably familiar with. His father Stafford Mays played defensive tackle for the Cardinals and Vikings. His brother Taylor Mays starred at USC and is now with the Bengals.
He is certainly strong like his brother Taylor and punishes smaller defensive backs. This year he had 23 catches for 491 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns. His highlight video is posted at the bottom of the post.
The next offer went out to Shawn Mitchell of Rich Central HS in Olympia Fields, IL. Mitchell had been on the Cowboys radar for sometime but just offered recently. Listed at 5-10 165lbs Mitchell certainly isn't the largest player but he is quick and agile. He's also been given a two star rating by Rivals. He also has an offer from Air Force which he visted last week. The Cowboys certainly have a number of taller receivers but a smaller play-maker like Mitchell could be a nice addition.
Some of the footage from his highlight tape is kind of grainy so watch it in full screen. You can still tell that Mitchell is fast and can reach his top speed very quickly.