The Wyoming coaching staff saw their 2016 football recruiting class near the finish line after picking seven new commits this past month. The new additions moved the class to 25 scholarships filled with one spot remaining. The Cowboys did lose two verbals from Oklahoma (DT Shemarr Robinson and WR KJ Wells) and has since replaced those spots.
The newest additions saw the top two prospects in the State of Wyoming come aboard in 6’2″, 222-pound running back Theo Dawson out of Jackson Hole High School and 5’11”, 210-pound fullback Zach Taylor out of Gillette High School.
Also brought into the fold was a heavy California influence in 6’0″, 205-pound running back Mike Green II out of Sacramento (CA) Grant, 6’4″, 270-pound defensive tackle Toa Iafeta out of Milpitas (CA), 6’5″, 240-pound tight end Alec Stewart out of Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic and 6’0″, 207-pound safety Cassh Maluia out of Paramount (CA). 6’3″, 205-pound wide receiver John Okwoli out of Phoenix (AZ) North Canyon was the lone new commit not from either Wyoming or California.
The coaching staff is still waiting on word from 6’3″, 190-pound athlete Brenden Schooler out of Mission Viejo (CA) to hopefully fill the last remaining scholarship in the 2016 recruiting class. Theo Dawson will sign with the Cowboys but will be taking a two year LDS mission before arriving on campus.
Highlights of the last seven commits follow…