Monday, January 25, 2010

23 and 24

Wyoming received two more commitments from athletes that visited Laramie over the weekend. These are two key recruits for the Pokes who could help right away in 2010. These commits are #23 and #24 for Wyoming with less than 10 days remaining until the February 3rd signing date. The Pokes are looking sign one more recruit to make their class a NCAA maximum 25 recruits.

QB Emory Miller - Mesquite, TX (HORN HS)

At 5'10 190 pounds Miller isn't the largest QB in the land but that isn't the end of the world. As the Pokes found out with ACS last year good things can come in small packages. Miller is a dual threat QB like ACS and should fit the the offensive scheme better than CJ Bennett who had previously committed to Wyoming.

Bringing in another QB for the Pokes is vital with backup QB Robert Benjamin transferring this semester. Dax Crum would have been the backup QB to start the year and I don't think anyone really wanted that except Crum. QB Sam Stratton has also commited this year but he is coming off a major knee injury suffered in the Fall and will most likely red shirt his first year in Laramie.

Playing in Texas where high school football is life is great for building players that can handle pressure. The Pokes now have four recruits in the last two years who hail from the Lone Star State. Air Force and Navy had also offered.

DT BJ Sumter - Roswell, NM (New Mexico Military Institute)

The Defensive Line was a worry with three starts lost to graduation but things are looking up now. After visiting on Saturday Sumter committed on Sunday. Along with fellow linemen from New Mexico Military Institure Kurt Taufa'asau the D line should be in much better shape in the Fall.

Sumter is originally from Columbia, SC and will have two years of eligibility left when he arrives in Laramie.


  1. You're right, it's nice to see the Pokes starting to get some recruits from Texas. If we really want to be able to compete against the TCU's we are going to have to start getting more and more players from the Lone Star State. I'm excited to see what Alvester Alexander (Houston, TX)will do in 2010 as he started to come on at the end of last season. I think he might be our first legit RB in recent memory.

  2. The running game should be much improved next year. Wyoming plays in Texas four times over the next three year - twice at TCU and twice at Texas.


    Were you not a fan of Thunder and Lightning? (Devin Moore and Wynel Seldon)

  3. Yeah, they were good backs but I think that the running game will be on display more next season as we actually have a QB that will be a threat to get the ball down field making defenses play a little more conservative.