Wyoming may have just won it's biggest recruiting victory of the 2013 class. Thanks to a mid year scholarship being available the Pokes were able to sign three star defensive tackle Troy Boyland from the College of San Mateo. Boyland had offers from Texas A&M and Oregon but wouldn't have bee able to enroll until August with those other programs
Boyland is going to be a junior with just two years of eligibility remaining. By taking part in spring practice he will be able to get a leg up in learning the system and a better chance at earning some playing time. With the loss of seniors Mike Purcell, Kurt Taufa'asua and B.J. Sumter the Cowboys were left with Patrick Mertens as the only upperclassmen left at defensive tackle. Boyland will help add some experience to a unit that is loaded with young talent.
Rivals has not yet rated Boyland, 247 has him listed at three stars and the 16th best JC defensive tackle. At 6-3 305lbs you can expect the stout Boylan to take up plenty of room in the middle. This is definitely a recruiting coup for the Pokes who have not beat out many larger programs for recruits this year.
Wyoming now has five junior college signees that are set to enroll and start classes on Monday. They will be joined by two high school commits DT James Diamanti and RB Omar Stover who graduated early and will also enroll in classes. Having seven new players be able to take part in spring practice will make for some added excitement.
There was some bad news this week as the NCAA denied the request and appeal for senior safety Luke Ruff to receive a medical redshirt.
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