The 2017 signing class at Wyoming is in the books and the Cowboys have landed 24 recruits to fill out the class. Wyoming has recruits from ten states, all on their way to Laramie to be Cowboys. The Cowboys focused much of their recruiting effort through the Midwest, including Nebraska, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

The Cowboys also recruited the West Coast this season, focusing a lot of effort in Sacramento, California. The Pokes had four recruits from California’s capital city. From there the Cowboys landed quarterback Tyler Vander Waal, defensive tackle Ravontae Holt, defensive end Victor Jones, and linebacker Ryan Gatoloai.

Wyoming was able to land one scholarship player from the state of Wyoming, offensive lineman Logan Harris from Torrington. Other Wyoming players will likely join the team as walk-ons such as Tongue River’s Brennan Kutterer.

The class features four three-star recruits (according to Rivals). Those players include Gatoloai, cornerback CJ Coldon from Belleville, Illinois, Vander Waal, and Jones. Jones and Gatoloai were teammates at Inderkum High School. CJ Coldon is from the same hometown as former Wyoming running back Brian Hill.

The Cowboys had one recruit flip during the recruiting cycle. Wyoming had an early commitment from Lincoln East (Neb.) grad Chris Walker. Once the Cornhuskers came calling Walker decided to play for his hometown team.

As of the time of this writing the Cowboys had the eighth-ranked recruiting class in the Mountain West, according to Scout. Boise State leads the pack with the 60th ranked class. By comparison the Cowboys have the 88th ranked class, twelve spots behind San Jose State and one spot ahead of Hawaii. UNLV’s class is ranked last at 115. Only two four-star recruits have landed in the Mountain West, both of those belonging to Boise State.


Transfers (1)

Name                                 Pos.             Ht.          Wt.         Class       Hometown (Last School)

Kolton Donovan               LS                6-3          250         Sr.            Washington, Utah (Southern Utah University)


High-School Signees (23)

Name                                Pos.             Ht.          Wt.         Class       Hometown (Last School)                 

Patrick Arnold                    OL               6-3          290         Fr.            Omaha, Neb. (Gretna)

Keyon Blankenbaker        CB               5-10        170         Fr.            Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)

C.J. Coldon                        CB               6-1          175         Fr.            Belleville, Ill. (Althoff Catholic)

Avante’ Cox                       WR              5-11        170         Fr.            Rochester, Ill. (Rochester)

Keegan Cryder                  OT               6-4          240         Fr.            Littleton, Colo. (Dakota Ridge)

Trey Dorfner                      RB               6-0          175         Fr.            Fircrest, Wash. (River Ridge)

Gavin Dunayski                 DL               6-6          250         Fr.            Puyallup, Wash. (Puyallup)

Esaias Gandy                     S                  6-1          183         Fr.            Aurora, Colo. (Denver South)

Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula    LB                6-1          210         Fr.            Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)

Logan Harris                      OL               6-3          275         Fr.            Torrington, Wyo. (Torrington)

Ravontae Holt                   DL               6-4          260         Fr.            Sacramento, Calif. (Sheldon)

Javaree Jackson                 DL               6-5          250         Fr.            Wauwatosa, Wis. (Wauwatosa West)

Victor Jones                       DE               6-4          235         Fr.            Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)

Jared Scott                         WR              6-6          215         Fr.            Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park-River Forest)

Erik Spurlin-Renfroe         WR              6-1          180         Fr.            Cerritos, Calif. (Gahr)

Rudy Stofer                        OT               6-6          255         Fr.            Kearney, Neb. (Kearney)

Xazavian Valladay            RB               6-0          185         Fr.            Matteson, Ill. (Brother Rice)

Tyler Vander Waal            QB               6-4          210         Fr.            Elk Grove, Calif. (Christian Brothers)

Alonzo Velazquez            OT               6-6          270         Fr.            Janesville, Wis. (Parker)

Nate Weinman                  TE                6-7          235         Fr.            Creston, Ohio (Norwayne)

Davon Wells-Ross             LB                6-5          190         Fr.            Omaha, Neb. (Omaha North)

Trey Woods                       ATH             6-3          210         Fr.            North Bend, Ore. (North Bend)

Tim Zaleski                         P                  6-5          215         Fr.            Oak Lawn, Ill. (St. Rita)