During the bye week, the Wyoming coaching staff was out recruiting across the country but an in-state product decided to stay home to play his college football. Wyoming has secured its first in-state verbal commitment for the 2020 recruiting class with Gillette, WY product Caleb Driskill who committed to the Pokes on October 29th. Wyoming now has 13 verbal commitments for the 2020 class from four different states (California, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming). You can click HERE to see Driskill’s Hudl highlights and profile.
The 6-2, 215-pound Driskill has been a part of an undefeated Thunder Basin Bolts football team this year who is now in the state 4A semi-finals after a 24-20 victory over Campbell County. When asked to describe himself as a player the Gilette product said, “I am a hardworking player that is a good teammate and will do whatever it takes to help the team win.” Which sounds like someone who will fit right into the culture Bohl has built since arriving in Laramie.
Driskill picked the Cowboys over interest from Arizona State, Northern Colorado, Chadron State, Western Colorado, and multiple other Division II schools. He chose to play his college football at Wyoming because: “Wyoming had always been my dream school and had recruited me from the start. When I went on my visit in the spring, I loved it there and so once that offer came in, my decision was pretty much made.”
Driskill made an unofficial visit to Laramie on October 26th for the Nevada game but does plan on taking an official visit later in the recruiting cycle.
At Thunder Basin, Driskill has played on both sides of the ball but has been primarily a linebacker. The Wyoming coaching staff has recruited and projects Driskill to play fullback at the college level. When asked about a move to the fullback position, he said: ” I have never played the position but am excited about the new position and the possibilities it could bring.” Wyoming currently has four fullbacks listed on their roster but will lose senior Jaylon Watson to graduation after this season. Driskill should provide depth at the position and would be a prime candidate for a redshirt season as he learns the fullback position.
The early signing period for football in 2019 starts on December 19th and that’s when Driskill and the other Wyoming football commits can put pen to paper.