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.
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)