The 2017 football regular season is over and while Wyoming waits for this weekend’s bowl announcement, the coaching staff has hit the recruiting trail. That hard work has paid off and the football program has received their 10th and 11th commitments for the 2018 class from WR Camron Donatlan (Aurora, Illinois) and CB Rome Weber (San Bernardino, California).
Camron Donatlan is 6-2, 200-pounds and plays his high school football for West Aurora. During his senior season, he was limited to just six games because of injury and rushed for 540 yards on just 49 carries and caught 7 passes for 199 yards mostly playing running back. Donatlan committed to Wyoming on November, 26th and took his official visit to Laramie on the weekend of November 3rd (Colorado State). His recruiters on the coaching staff included safeties coach Jake Dickert and offensive coordinator Brent Vigen who made an in-home visit earlier this week.
Donatlan chose Wyoming because “The coaches are up front and don’t sugar coat anything. The players are respectful and just the town its self is beautiful.”
As a player, the Illinois product describes himself as, “athletic and explosive in the open field” and a player who “can jump high”. The jumping high part is key because he is a two-time Illinois state HS champion in the high jump and Donatlan will also pursue track at the University of Wyoming.
Donatlan is currently a two-star rated prospect by Scout. Others schools who recruited him included: Colorado State, Cal, Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Indiana State, North Dakota and Air Force.
The second Cowboy football commit of the week was 5-11, 175-pound CB Rome Weber out of Cajon High School in San Bernardino, CA (who also happen to be the Cowboys). In his current season with one game left (the CIF Southern Section, Division 4, championship game), Weber has 46 tackles and 2 interceptions one of which he returned for a touchdown.
The California product visited Wyoming on the weekend of October 28th (New Mexico) and made his commitment to Wyoming on November 27th. His recruiter on the coaching staff was cornerbacks coach John Richardson.
When describing himself as a player Weber says he is a player who, “enjoys what he gets to do every day, which is play football. I’m a player who cares for my teammates and wants to do everything I can to help the team win each and every week.”
Weber said he chose Wyoming because “how straightforward and honest they were about recruiting me. Also because of the relationships, I grew with the coaches, especially Coach Richardson and Coach Bohl. The coaches not only care about me but my family’s well-being as well.”
Other schools who recruited Weber included: Montana State, Army, San Jose State and Utah State (who all offered) with interest from Cal Poly, New Mexico, Colorado State, BYU, and Arizona (who did not offer). Weber is a two-star prospect according to Rivals and Scout.
The 2018 Wyoming football class now has 11 players from four different states. be sure to check out the WyoNation Recruiting Page for the complete list of current commits.