Wyoming is still looking for it's first commit for the 2012 recruiting class. On Saturday the Pokes extended an offer to a junior college quarterback out of Arizona. Cody Sokol is a sophomore at Scottsdale Community College and the Cowboys are the first to offer him. He is a December graduate which means he can enroll in January 2012 and participate in spring drills.
At 6'3 210 Sokol is a pro style quarterback with a very strong arm. As a freshman at Scottsdale he hit 56% of his passes, threw for 2,041 yards and 23 touchdowns. Scottsdale says they had the 2nd best passing offense in the nation last year. The best thing about Scottsdale is that their mascot is "The Fighting Artichokes". Though Wyoming is the first to offer Sokol I'd expect him to get more interest from schools as the year progresses. Last year Wyoming offered JC QB Zach Stoudt very early in the season and he ended up getting plenty of offers before ending up at Ole Miss. Wyoming coaches have a great eye for spotting up and coming players.
The Cowboys are expected to sign just one quarterback this class. Though Wyoming hasn't had great success with junior college quarterbacks the past few years, it makes sense in this situation. With three freshman QB's already enrolled it may be tough to sign a freshman QB who may end up stuck behind a four year starter. Signing a JC QB like Sokol would help balance out the classes somewhat and add a player with experience outside of high school.
Video highlights after the jump!
Here is some footage of Sokol from his first year at Scottsdale CC. Looks like he has a very solid presence in the pocket and a very quick and accurate release.
Here is some footage back from the high school days. At least watch the beginning of this tape and see the first throw that he makes. Depending on your musical taste you will either love the background music or mute it very quickly. The highlights are worth watching at least.