2023 Wyoming Football Recruiting Headquarters
LARAMIE -- Consider this your official "save the date."
Thirteen high school players from five different states have already verbally committed to Wyoming's 2023 recruiting class, according to Rivals.com. How many more will join them and sign on the dotted line Dec. 21, the NCAA's official early signing day?
This page will be updated as more announcements are made. Here's a brief breakdown of each commit:
Quarterback - Kaden Anderson - Southlake, Texas
This three-star signal caller from Southlake Carroll, a powerhouse on the Texas High School football landscape, received offers from Bowling Green and Texas State. Houston Christian and Stephen F. Austin also courted the 6-foot-4, 205-pound prostyle QB, who just led the Dragons to their fifth consecutive district title. He verbally committed to the Cowboys on Aug. 1. For current season stats, click HERE.
Defensive tackle - Jayden Williams - Bryan, Texas
Jayden Williams fielded three FBS offers: UTEP, Washington State and Wyoming. He chose the latter. The Bryan, Texas product, who began his high school career as a 180-pound linebacker, now anchors the defensive front and weighs in at 6-foot-3, 270-pounds. Williams is a three-sport athlete, also competing in wrestling and track and field.
Cornerback - Naz Hill - Kankakee, Illinois
Three-star cornerback Naz Hill inked with the Cowboys late on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Illinois product received 12 offers out of Kankakee High School, including Power-5 programs Oregon, Nebraska and Kansas, according to 247sports.com. Other programs like UConn, Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Northern Illinois were interested.
Running back - Keany Parks - Kenosha, Wisconsin
Wyoming's second three-star recruit has also received interest from Wisconsin, Arizona State and Iowa State. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound tailback received an official offer from Long Island. Parks verbally committed to UW on July 1. For current season stats, click HERE.
Wide receiver - Justin Stevenson - Katy, Texas
This 6-foot-2, 180-pound speedster received six official offers -- Alcorn State, Houston Christian, Illinois State, Incarnate Word, Texas Southern and Wyoming -- after his prep career at Paetow High School outside of Houston. Stevenson visited Laramie on Dec. 9 and inked his letter of intent Wednesday morning. You can watch his highlight video right HERE.
Defensive tackle - Dante Drake - Robinson, Texas
This 6-foot-3, 267-pound interior defensive lineman received three official offers. Louisiana Tech wanted him. So did UTSA. The two-star recruit chose Wyoming, verbally committing on Aug. 1. Drake also suits up at defensive end, fullback and tight end at Robinson High School in the Waco area.
Offensive tackle - Jake Davies - Yorkville, Illinois
The 6-foot-6, 240-pound pass catcher from just outside the Chicago suburbs has received seven offers during his career at Yorkville High School. That list includes Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Illinois State, Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois and South Dakota State. Davies is listed as a two-star recruit. He verbally committed to UW on Aug. 2.
Offensive tackle - Quinn Grovesteen-Matchey - Evansville, Wisconsin
Wisconsin, Iowa State and Central Michigan kicked the tires on this 6-foot-6, 250-pound offensive tackle from Evansville High School. So did North Dakota and South Dakota. Aside from Wyoming, Northern Iowa is the only other school to offer the two-star recruit. Grovesteen-Matchey verbally committed to UW on July 6.
Defensive end - Tell Wade - Wray, Colorado
In-state schools Colorado State and Air Force offered this 6-foot-2, 235-pound edge rusher from rural northeastern Colorado. New Mexico State also wanted the two-star recruit. He chose Wyoming and verbally committed on May 3. For current season stats, click HERE.
Defensive tackle - Lucas Samsula - Plano, Texas
This 6-foot-4, 250-pound prep tight end visited Baylor and Oklahoma State this fall. Texas Tech has also shown interest. Samsula, who has no star rating, per Rivals.com, also suits up at defensive tackle at Plano West High School in the Dallas area. He verbally committed to UW on Oct. 6 and will play on the defensive line in Laramie.
Wide receiver - Bricen Brantley - Houston, Texas
This 6-foot-2, 165-pound wideout was headed to Normal, Illinois for college. That all changed Dec. 8 when he flipped his commitment from Illinois State to Wyoming. Alcorn State was the only other school to offer the Alief Taylor grad. Brantley snagged 55 passes for 1,135 yards and nine touchdowns this fall. He has a zero-star rating from rivals and 247sports.
Cornerback - Chauncey Carter - Garland, Texas
The 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back is another player with zero stars behind his name. Still, he received an offer from Wyoming's Border War rival Colorado State. Brent Vigen and the Montana State Bobcats wanted Carter, too. So did East Central University, Ouachita Baptist University and Northwestern State. According to MaxPreps.com, the track star tallied 20 tackles from the corner spot, broke up four passes and picked off two more during his senior season at Garland High School.
Defensive back - Ian Bell - La Verne, California
This 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback is another zero-star recruit, according to rivals.com. Bell did receive an offer from CSU. San Diego State and Arizona also showed interest.
* Stay tuned for future verbal commits and signees