The competition to replace Brian Hill at running back with the University of Wyoming remains open, as the Cowboys continue spring practice through April 22.

There are four players seeking to take on the role, but head coach Craig Bohl has mentioned numerous times that more than one player will fill the position. The coaching is staff is looking at two or three guys contributing this fall.

One of the players in the mix is red-shirt freshman Mike Green II (No. 23). He’s a 5-11, 205 pound running back from Sacramento, CA. Green ran for over 1,000 yards twice in his high school career at Grant High.

We recently had a chance to visit with Mike to get to know the young running back. We asked him about sitting out; how spring practice is going and a little insight into him off the field.

Green is among several young backs trying to earn playing time. Red-shirt sophomore Kellen Overstreet got on the field in 2015, but sat out last year as he recovered from injuries. Junior Nico Evans and sophomore Milo Hall played in 2016. Evans was third on the depth chart behind Hill and former senior Shaun Wick, while Hall played primarily on special teams.

The running back position gets its first big evaluation Saturday when the Cowboys scrimmage in Casper at 1 p.m. This is an outreach event that is open to the public and media. The scrimmage takes place at Natrona County High School’s Cheney Alumni Field.

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