Even though National Signing Day was over a week ago the Wyoming staff is still busy putting the finishing touches on their 2012 recruiting class. The Cowboys hosted at least visitors this weekend and one them signed on their visit. They added some more local talent to the team.
The newest addition to the Cowboys is 5'10 188lb CB BJ Hendrix from Rochester Community and Technical College. The Pokes went the JUCO route to help boost their depth in the secondary. Luckily Hendrix will have three years of eligibility remaining since he only played one year at Rochester. Originally Hendrix had planned on signing with FCS level Northern Iowa till the Pokes offered him right before signing day. He decided to hold off and make his decision after taking a visit to Laramie. He must have liked what he saw because he signed on Sunday.
Hendrix is certainly fast with 4.43 speed. He finished the year with 43 tackles, 14 pass breakups and six interceptions in 12 games. He played his high school at O'Fallon HS in Illinois before heading up to Minnesota for school. He is currently not rated by any recruiting services.
The addition of Hendrix gives the Cowboys 24 members of their 2012 class. Looks he will be wearing #39 this year. According to Rivals another visitor this weekend was 5'11 175lb safety Tim Kamana from Punahou HS in Hawaii. No word yet if Kamana signed. Maybe the Cowboys were only taking one more defensive back in the class.
Wyoming also added some more depth to their kicking game with the addition of Taylor King from Natrona County HS. After considering his options King accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Cowboys. As a senior he was 11 of 18 on field goal attempts with a long of 49 yards. He also had 31 touchbacks to lead the 4A class in kickoff average. This will certainly make the kicking competition more interesting in the fall. Daniel Sullivan had an up and down freshmen year with field goals and struggled to get the ball into the endzone on kickoffs. One of biggest pet peeves of Wyoming fans is having a kicker who can't consistently get a touchback while kicking at 7220 feet,
Here is the highlight tape of Hendrix. Make sure you check out #76 who is on the sidelines at the 3:00 mark. That is one big dude right there. Highlights of Kamana and King are afterwards.