(UW Athletics release)

LARAMIE, Wyo. – In the first year of the early signing period for Division I football programs, the Wyoming Cowboys struck it rich Wednesday with a class of 20 signees.

Head coach Craig Bohl’s coaching staff implemented an aggressive recruiting plan leading up to the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday, Dec. 20, and they cashed in on that plan by bringing in a talented group of new Cowboys.

“We want to welcome this group of young men into our program here at the University of Wyoming,” said Bohl. “Signing Day is an exciting time for all these young men and their families, and we are just as excited as coaches to know that they have chosen to be part of our program.

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“This was a new process for all coaching staffs across the country. We chose to pursue an ambitious recruiting plan to identify early those young men we felt best fit into our Wyoming recruiting profile. We worked extremely hard to build relationships with those young men and their families to the point where they wanted to commit to us now rather than later in the February signing process.

“I want to give credit where credit is due. Gordie Haug (Director of Recruiting) and our entire staff have done an amazing job of putting this class together.

“A few of will join us in January when they enroll early at Wyoming. Others will join us next summer.

“We can’t wait to begin working with them to achieve our goal of winning a Mountain West Conference championship.”

The national letter-of-intent early signing period for football began on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and will conclude on Friday, Dec. 22.

Wyoming’s signing day took place while the Cowboys were in Boise, Idaho, preparing for their Friday appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. After the early signing period for football ends on Friday, Dec. 22, the next football signing period will begin on Feb. 7, 2018, and will end on April 1.

Among the individuals who signed national letters of intent with Wyoming on Wednesday, Dec. 20 were:

•The No. 1 ranked recruit in the state of Wyoming, Blayne Baker an offensive lineman from three-time state
champion Sheridan, Wyo., committed to the Cowboys.

•Wyoming signed four of the Top 20 ranked recruits in the state of Colorado by 247 Sports. Chad Muma was ranked No. 9. Gunner Gentry was ranked No. 11. Cameron Murray was No. 14, and Zach Watts was ranked No. 20.

•The No. 17 ranked recruit by 247 Sports from the state of Oregon — Reow Jackson, who is listed as an Athlete.

•The No. 5 ranked long snapper in the nation in Jesse Hooper from Draper, Utah.

•Four Wyoming signees were rated as three-star recruits by 247 Sports. Those four were: Sean Chambers (QB), Reow Jackson (Athlete), Chad Muma (LB) and Miles Williams (DB).

•Two of the Top 60 ranked recruits by 247 Sports from the state of Illinois. Jackson Marcotte (TE) was ranked the No. 55 recruit in Illinois, and Camron Donatlan (WR) was ranked No. 59.

•The other Wyoming native to sign with the Cowboys was Frank Crum of Laramie. He is the third generation of his family to play football for Wyoming. His father, Gary, and grandfather, Earl, were also Cowboys.

•In addition to Crum, three other members of the 2018 signing class have family ties to Wyoming. Gunner Gentry is the younger brother of former Wyoming Cowboy wide receiver Tanner Gentry. Chad Muma’s father Ty Muma played for the Pokes in the early 90s, and Leevi Lafaele is the cousin of current Wyoming Cowboy Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula.

Position Breakdown
Wyoming signed eight student-athletes on offense, including three offensive linemen, two wide receivers, one quarterback, one running back and one tight end.
The defensive group consists of 10 players: three defensive linemen, three linebackers and four defensive backs.
The Cowboys also signed one signee described as an athlete and one long snapper.

State-by-State Breakdown
A state-by-state breakdown of the class has the state of California leading the way with nine signees. Next was the state of Colorado with four commitments. The states of Wyoming and Illinois each had two individuals sign with the Pokes. One individual from the states of Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin completed the 2018 early signing class for the Pokes.

More Information on the 2018 Wyoming Football Signing Class is Available
Additional information on the 2018 recruiting class, including videos of this year’s class are available on the Wyoming Signing Day Central page at GoWyo.com and on Twitter @wyo_football.

On the following pages are a selection of highlights from the 2018 Wyoming Football recruiting class and bios on each signee.

2018 Wyoming Football Early Signing Class Selected Highlights
•Offensive lineman Blayne Baker is the top-ranked recruit in the state of Wyoming according to 247 Sports. He was a unanimous 4A All-State selection for the 2017 season as chosen by members of the Wyoming Coaches Association. The Coaches Association also selected him as the unanimous 4A Lineman of the Year in 2017. Baker was named to the Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 Team his senior season.

•In 2017, running back Jevon Bigelow rushed 185 times for 1,535 yards and 16 scores, averaging 118.1 yards per game in his first high school season playing strictly running back. Bigelow surpassed 100 yards rushing in nine consecutive games.

•Sean Chambers is listed as a three-star recruit by the 247 Sports composite ranking, which ranks him as the No. 44 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. Chambers posted three consecutive seasons of over 1,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards at Kerman, including 1,600 passing yards and 1,687 rushing yards his senior season. He accounted for over 5,000 passing yards, nearly 4,000 rushing yards and 95 total touchdowns during his high school career, including 34 total touchdowns his senior season.

•Camron Donatlan is an accomplished three-sport athlete at West Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill. A wide receiver, Donatlan is ranked by 247 Sports as the 59th best overall football recruit in the talent-rich state of Illinois. He also plans on competing for the Wyoming Track and Field team in the high jump. Donatlan captured Illinois individual state championships in the high jump as both a sophomore and a junior. He has cleared 7 feet in the high jump during his high school career, which is a height that would have equated to a fourth-place finish at last year’s NCAA Championships.

•Gunner Gentry was named to the 2017 CHSAA 5A All-State First Team. He helped lead Grandview High to the CHSAA 5A State semifinals his senior season.

•Cole Godbout was a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State selection at defensive end in 2017. He is also one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state of Wisconsin.

•Reow Jackson was named the 2017 Second Team All-State Class 5A quarterback as selected by the Oregon Coaches Association and compiled by the Oregonian. In 2016, he was named a Second Team All-State Class 5A defensive back by the Oregon Coaches Association.

•Chad Muma was one of only 32 players to be named to the 2017 Denver Post All-Colorado football team for all classifications.

•Cameron Murray was recognized by The Denver Post as one of only 32 players on its 2017 All-Colorado football team. He will be joining three former Overland teammates at Wyoming in his cousin Austin Conway, Alijah Halliburton and Kevin Prosser

•Zach Watts was named to the CHSAA 4A All-State First Team in 2017.

University of Wyoming Cowboys
2018 Football Early Signing Class
(Alphabetical, As of Dec. 20, 2017)

Blayne Baker OL 6-5 260 Fr. Sheridan, Wyo. (Sheridan)
Jevon Bigelow RB 6-2 195 Fr. Fresno, Calif. (Central)
Dauson Booker DB 6-0 190 Fr. Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic)
De’Vaughn Brown DE 6-3 220 Fr. Antioch, Calif. (Ygnacio Valley)
Solomon Byrd DE 6-4 220 Fr. Palmdale, Calif. (William J.P. Knight)
Sean Chambers QB 6-3 215 Fr. Kerman, Calif. (Kerman)
Frank Crum OL 6-7 260 Fr. Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie)
Camron Donatlan WR 6-2 200 Fr. Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora)
Gunner Gentry WR 6-3 200 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)
Cole Godbout DT 6-4 250 Fr. Hudson, Wis. (Hudson)
Charles Hicks LB 6-3 220 Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln)
Jesse Hooper LS 5-11 230 Fr. Draper, Utah (Summit Academy)
Reow Jackson ATH 6-2 200 Fr. Eugene, Ore. (Marist Catholic)
Leevi Lafaele LB 6-2 220 Fr. Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)
Jackson Marcotte TE 6-7 250 Fr. Mt. Carmel, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
Chad Muma LB 6-3 200 Fr. Lone Tree, Colo. (Legend)
Cameron Murray DB 6-1 175 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Overland)
Zach Watts OL 6-5 280 Fr. Windsor, Colo. (Windsor)
Rome Weber DB 5-11 175 Fr. San Bernardino, Calif. (Cajon)
Miles Williams DB 6-1 175 Fr. Oxnard, Calif. (Pacifica)

High-School Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Blayne Baker OL 6-5 260 Fr. Sheridan, Wyo. (Sheridan)

Blayne Baker is the top-ranked recruit in the state of Wyoming according to 247 Sports. He was a unanimous 4A All-State selection for the 2017 season as chosen by members of the Wyoming Coaches Association. The Coaches Association also selected him as the unanimous 4A Lineman of the Year in 2017. Baker was named to the Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 Team his senior season. He was named the 2017 4A East Conference Lineman of the Year on offense and received 2017 4A East Second Team All-Conference honors as a defensive lineman. Baker helped lead the Broncs to a perfect 13-0 record in 2017 and their third consecutive 4A state title. Baker also received 4A All-State honors in 2016 as an offensive lineman, and he was a unanimous selection to the 4A East All-Conference First Team the same year. He played for head coach Don Julian, who recently retired as head football coach at Sheridan. He was also recruited by Montana and Montana State.

Jevon Bigelow RB 6-2 195 Fr. Fresno, Calif. (Central)
Jevon Bigelow, thanks in large part to an outstanding senior season, amassed 203 carries for 1,728 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career at Fresno’s Central High, averaging 8.5 yards per carry. In 2017, Bigelow rushed 185 times for 1,535 yards and 16 scores, averaging 118.1 yards per game in his first high school season playing strictly running back. He also established himself in the receiving game, catching 75 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns during his career. In 2017, Bigelow surpassed 100 yards rushing in nine consecutive games and scored multiple touchdowns in five games, scoring three touchdowns in three different games. He also had a carry of 30+ yards in eight games. Bigelow’s strongest effort of the year came in a 35-7 win against Bullard, when he had 20 carries for 185 yards and three touchdowns. He racked up 249 all-purpose yards against De La Salle, recording 66 yards on kickoff returns. Bigelow returned just seven kicks in 2017 but averaged 28.6 yards per return. He led Central to a 12-2 record in 2017, as the Grizzlies advanced to the regional finals of the Division 1-AA CIF Football Championships. They were ranked the No. 23 team in California and the No. 123 team in the nation by MaxPreps. The Grizzlies were 11-2 in 2016, losing by a touchdown in the championship game of the Division I Central Section CIF Football Championships. Bigelow helped Central to Tri-River League titles in 2016 and 2017, playing for coach Kyle Biggs. Bigelow also was recruited by Fresno State, UNLV and Utah State.

Dauson Booker DB 6-0 190 Fr. Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic)

Dauson Booker contributed 87 tackles in three years on the varsity squad at Central Catholic High in Modesto. He had 48 tackles in his senior year at Central Catholic, contributing 31 solo stops, as well as four pass breakups. He was a talented performer on both offense and defense during his high school career, playing as a running back for the Raiders. Booker rushed for over 2,000 yards in his high school career, including an outstanding season his senior year. Booker carried the ball 193 times for 1,838 yards in 2017, scoring 25 touchdowns and averaging 9.5 yards per carry and 153.2 yards per game. Booker also had 10 catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns in 2017. Rushing for over 100 yards in every game but one, Booker helped the Raiders to a 10-2 record and a 6-1 conference mark. He rushed for 228 yards in a 31-14 win against Manteca and had 226 yards in a 42-18 win against Rocklin. Booker showed explosiveness in the run game, recording a 60+ yard rush in five 2017 games. In a 55-7 win against East Union, he had nine carries for 159 yards and four touchdowns. With Booker’s help, the Raiders advanced to the 2017 CIF Division II Sac-Joaquin Section Playoff semifinal game. Booker was coached by Roger Canepa at Central Catholic.

De’Vaughn Brown DE 6-3 220 Fr. Antioch, Calif. (Ygnacio Valley)
De’Vaughn Brown played at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif., before heading to Ygnacio Valley High School in neighboring Concord, Calif., for his senior year of football. At Deer Valley, Brown received 2016 All-Bay Valley Athletic League Honorable Mention at tight end. Brown starred on both sides of the ball during his high school career, using his speed (4.69 40-yard dash) to his advantage. During his junior year at Deer Valley, Brown had 10 catches for 162 yards.
Brown played for coach Robert Hubbard at Deer Valley and for coach Clyde Byrd at Ygnacio Valley.

Solomon Byrd DE 6-4 220 Fr. Palmdale, Calif. (William J.P. Knight)
Solomon Byrd completed his high school career at William J.P. Knight High School in Palmdale, Calif. During his career, he had 155 total tackles, 75 solo tackles and averaged 6.5 tackles per game as a defensive end. His career totals included 16.0 sacks and six forced fumbles. He also played tight end and had 15 career receptions for 209 yards, averaging 13.9 yards per reception. His senior season he was credited with 60 total tackles in nine games, including 42 solo tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks and four forced fumbles. As a junior, Byrd made 70 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble in 10 games. He helped lead Knight High School to a 7-3 overall record and a 4-3 record in the Golden Football League in 2017. Byrd played for head coach Chance Tapia. He was also recruited by Army, Boise State, Fresno State and San Diego State.

Sean Chambers QB 6-3 215 Fr. Kerman, Calif. (Kerman)
Sean Chambers is listed as a three-star recruit by the 247 Sports composite ranking, which ranks him as the No. 44 dual threat quarterback in the nation. He was an All-North Sequoia League First Team honoree while playing at Kerman High School, where he led the Lions to a 10-2 record in 2017 and a berth in the Division 4 Central Section CIF Football Championship Semifinal. lt was the first time in the history of Kerman High that it won a conference title. Kerman was undefeated in conference play, finishing atop the North Sequoia League standings. Chambers posted three consecutive seasons of over 1,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards at Kerman, including 1,600 passing yards and 1,687 rushing yards his senior season. He accounted for over 5,000 passing yards, nearly 4,000 rushing yards and 95 total touchdowns during his high school career, including 34 total touchdowns his senior season. Chambers averaged 140.6 yards per game on the ground and 280.5 yards of total offense per game in 2017. Chambers was also spectacular on defense during his senior season, recording four interceptions for 120 yards. Chambers was coached by Stephen Hunt at Kerman. Chambers also played baseball at Kerman High, hitting .358 in 63 career games. He was recruited by Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Columbia, Fresno State, Hawai’i, Rutgers, San José State and UTEP.

Frank Crum OL 6-7 260 Fr. Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie)
Frank Crum chose to stay home and play for his hometown team, committing to play for the Wyoming Cowboys. The Laramie, Wyo., native earned First Team 4A East All-Conference honors as an offensive linemen his senior season of 2017. Crum helped lead Laramie to the 2017 Class 4A State Playoffs. Class 4A is the largest classification in the state of Wyoming. He also plays basketball for his Laramie High School team. Crum will be the third generation of his family to play for the Cowboys. His father, Gary, was an offensive lineman and letterman for the Cowboys from 1979-81, was a team captain in 1981 and earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors his senior season. Frank’s grandfather, Earl, lettered for the Cowboys in 1940. He played for head football coach Clint Reed. The youngest Crum was also recruited by Colorado State and Utah State.

Camron Donatlan WR 6-2 200 Fr. Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora)
Camron Donatlan is an accomplished three-sport athlete at West Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill. He is ranked by 247 Sports as the 59th best overall football recruit in the talent-rich state of Illinois. In his first year playing football since his freshman season, Donatlan accounted for 945 all-purpose yards in six games his senior season, including 540 rushing yards, 199 receiving and 206 yards on kickoff returns. Donatlan averaged 157.5 yards per game. He helped lead West Aurora to a 7-3 overall record and a 4-1 conference record to finish second in the Upstate Eight Conference and an appearance in the first round of the 2017 Illinois Class 8A State Playoffs. Class 8A is the largest classification in Illinois. He is also an outstanding basketball player and track and field athlete, and he plans to compete in both football and track and field for the Cowboys. Donatlan captured Illinois individual state championships in the high jump as both a sophomore and a junior. He has cleared 7 feet in the high jump during his high school career, which is a height that would have equated to a fourth-place finish at last year’s NCAA Championships. Donatlan played for head coach Nate Eimer. He was also recruited by California, Colorado and Northern Illinois in football and Iowa, Louisville and Nebraska in track and field.

Gunner Gentry WR 6-3 200 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)
Gunner Gentry is listed as a three-star recruit and the No. 11 recruit in the state of Colorado according to 247 Sports. He was named to the 2017 CHSAA 5A All-State First Team. He helped lead Grandview to the CHSAA 5A State semifinals his senior season. Grandview defeated No. 1 seed Valor Christian in the quarterfinals before losing to eventual state champion Pomona in the semis. During his career at Grandview High School, Gentry amassed 81 catches for 1,314 yards and 19 touchdowns. During his junior season, Gentry averaged 17.9 yards per catch, totaling 823 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns en route to 5A All-State Second Team honors. He was also named to the 2016 All-Mount Massive First Team by the Aurora Sentinel. Gentry had a number of big games during his junior year, including a nine-catch, 119-yard effort in a 50-49 win against Murrieta Valley of California. In a 55-0 win vs. Boulder that season, Gentry caught four passes for 120 yards, all touchdowns. Gentry helped Grandview to a 10-3 overall record and captured the Mt. Massive Conference title with a 5-0 conference mark. Class 5A is the largest classification in Colorado. The Wolves were 10-2 in 2016, advancing to the CHSAA 5A state quarterfinal. Gentry played for coach John Schultz at Grandview. Gentry also plays basketball at Grandview. He is the younger brother of former Wyoming Cowboy and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Tanner Gentry.

Cole Godbout DT 6-4 250 Fr. Hudson, Wis. (Hudson)
Cole Godbout was a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State selection at defensive end in 2017 and received All-State honorable mention honors in 2016. He received All-Region honors in 2016 and 2017. Before the 2017 season, Godbout was ranked in the top 50 senior football players in the state of Wisconsin according to Rivals.com. During his senior year, Godbout accumulated 79 tackles, with 19 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. He scored two defensive touchdowns, one on a fumble and another on a blocked kick. He posted double-digit tackle totals in the first two games of the season, also racking up an impressive 7.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks over the two-game stretch. Godbout had four games of multiple sacks in 2017, including two contests with 3.0 sacks. In 2016, Godbout had 91 tackles, including 24.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks. In a 35-14 win at Superior in 2016, Godbout amassed 13 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks. He posted four consecutive games of multiple tackles for loss to start his junior year, eventually posting five games that season with at least 3.0 tackles for loss. Godbout helped Hudson to an 8-3 record in 2016 and 7-3 record in 2017. Godbout also is one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state of Wisconsin. He drew recruiting interest from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Charles Hicks LB 6-3 220 Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln)
Charles Hicks will enroll at Wyoming in January of 2018. He was named to the 2017 All-CIF San Diego Section Second Team Defense after racking up an amazing 157 tackles in his senior season at Lincoln High School, including 100 solo stops. It was Hicks first year playing linebacker. He averaged 13.1 tackles per game and also scored two touchdowns during his senior season while playing wide receiver on offense. Hicks recorded double-digit tackles in all but one game of his senior season, including a season-high 25 stops (18 solo) against Point Loma. He recorded 15+ tackles in five contests during his senior season and also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and blocked a punt during his final high school campaign. Hicks led Lincoln to a 9-3 record and Eastern League conference title in 2017, as the Hornets advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF San Diego Section Football Championships. He played for coach David Dunn at Lincoln. Hicks was recruited by Boise State, Nevada and Utah State.

Jesse Hooper LS 5-11 230 Fr. Draper, Utah (Summit Academy)
Jesse Hooper will enroll at Wyoming in January 2018. He is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 5 long snapper in the nation in the 2018 recruiting class. He played his high school football at Summit Academy in Draper, Utah. Hooper was part of a Summit Academy team that posted a 9-2 record and a 4-1 record in 2017 in the 3A South Region standings, tying for first place. Summit Academy entered the Utah Class 3A State Playoffs as the No. 1 seed from the South Region, earning it a bye in the first round. Summit Academy defeated Manti, 34-21, in the quarterfinals before losing 38-37 in double overtime to eventual state champion Juan Diego Catholic in the state semifinals. He also played some defensive tackle. Hooper played for head coach Les Hamilton.

Reow Jackson ATH 6-2 200 Fr. Eugene, Ore. (Marist Catholic)
Reow Jackson is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 17 recruit in the state of Oregon in the 2018 recruiting class. He is also ranked by 247 Sports as a three-star recruit. Jackson was named the 2017 Second Team All-State Class 5A quarterback as selected by the Oregon Coaches Association and compiled by the Oregonian. In 2016, he was named a Second Team All-State Class 5A defensive back by the Oregon Coaches Association. As a quarterback, he passed for 2,280 career yards and threw 19 touchdown passes over his varsity career at Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, Ore. He also rushed for 1,893 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns and accounted for 4,193 yards of total offense. Jackson was also utilized as a kick returner his junior and senior seasons, accounting for 227 yards in kickoff returns. As a safety, he was credited with 82 total tackles, including 47 solo tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and two interceptions. He helped lead Marist Catholic to the first round of the 2017 Oregon Class 5A State Playoffs. Jackson was recruited by Boise State, Hawai’i and Oregon State.

Leevi Lafaele LB 6-2 220 Fr. Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)
Leevi Lafaele starred on both offense and defense at Inderkum High School. He was the Tri-County Conference Defensive MVP in 2016 after registering 58 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks during the season. Lafaele racked up 108 tackles in his career, including 17.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. At running back, Lafaele carried the ball 117 times for 1,007 yards in his career, averaging 8.6 yards per carry. He also scored 17 touchdowns in his career, including one on an interception return. In a 51-0 win versus Pioneer during his junior season, Lafaele had seven carries for a whopping 202 yards and three touchdowns. Lafaele had just 16 carries during his senior year, but scored on five of them. He played a key role in Inderkum’s 11-1 season in 2017, leading the Tigers to the second round of the CIF Division II Sac-Joaquin Playoffs and a first-place finish in the Tri-County Conference. Lafaele also led Inderkum to an 11-3 record in 2016, as the Tigers finished atop the Tri-County Conference and advanced to the championship game in the CIF Division II Sac-Joaquin Playoffs. Lafaele played for coach Terry Stark at Inderkum High. He will reunite with former Inderkum teammates and current Cowboys Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula, who is his cousin, and Victor Jones at Wyoming. Lafaele was also recruited by Hawai’i.

Jackson Marcotte TE 6-7 250 Fr. Mt. Carmel, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
Jackson Marcotte is the No. 55 recruit in the state of Illinois according to 247 Sports. In his career at Mt. Carmel High School, Marcotte had 49 catches for 868 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. He missed his senior season due to injury. Marcotte caught 18 passes for 387 yards and five touchdowns his junior season, averaging an incredible 35.2 yards per catch. He had the best game of his junior season against Boonville, hauling in five receptions for 132 yards and a score with a long catch of 58 yards. He also piled up 12.0 tackles for loss on defense his junior year. During his sophomore season, Marcotte played in just three games but totaled 13 catches for 232 yards including a seven-catch, 166-yard effort against Mt. Vernon. He played for coach Michael Brewer at Mt. Carmel. Marcotte is also an accomplished basketball player at Mt. Carmel, receiving 2016-17 Illinois 1A/2A All-State Second Team honors and 2015-16 1A/2A All-State Special Mention honors. Marcotte was recruited by Arkansas and Boston College.

Chad Muma LB 6-3 200 Fr. Lone Tree, Colo. (Legend)

Chad Muma is ranked as the No. 9 recruit in the state of Colorado by 247 Sports. He is also ranked by 247 Sports as a three-star recruit. Muma was one of only 32 players to be named to the 2017 Denver Post All-Colorado football team for all classifications. While he played defensive back his junior year, he moved to linebacker his senior season, and is projected to play linebacker at Wyoming. Muma tallied 77 tackles his senior season at Legend High School despite missing half the season with an injury. He also recorded 8.0 tackles for loss. Muma was selected to the 2017 Second Team All-State Class 5A team by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Class 5A is the largest classification in Colorado. He is the son of former Wyoming Cowboy Ty Muma, who lettered for the Cowboys in 1990 and ’91. Muma played for head coach Monte Thelen at Legend High School. He was also recruited by Colorado State, Hawai’i and Nevada.

Cameron Murray DB 6-1 175 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Overland)
Cameron Murray was recognized by The Denver Post as one of only 32 players on its 2017 All-Colorado football team. He will be an early enrollee for the Cowboys. Murray is the cousin of current Cowboy wide receiver Austin Conway. Murray was ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 14 recruit in the state of Colorado in the 2018 recruiting class. He will be joining three former Overland teammates at Wyoming in Conway, Alijah Halliburton and Kevin Prosser. As a junior in 2016, he was recognized by the Aurora Sentinel on its All-Mount Massive League First Team after he racked up 105 total tackles, including 74 solo stops, along with eight pass breakups. Murray accumulated 12 career pass breakups, picking off two passes during the 2017 season. He also contributed as a quarterback for the Trailblazers, occasionally returning kicks and punts, as well. He scored four rushing touchdowns during his career at Overland, also showing his speed with multiple rushes over 40 yards. Murray played for coach Steve Sewell at Overland. Murray has enjoyed plenty of success in track & field at Overland, most recently earning bronze medals in the 200 meters and 400 meters at the 2017 CHSAA 5A State Championships. He clocked a blazing time of 21.78 seconds in the 200 meters to win the 2017 Centennial League title, while he was also the 2017 league champion in the 400 meters with a time of 48.26. In 2016, Murray was the Centennial League champion and 5A state runner-up in the 400 meters. He was also recruited to play football at Colorado State and Hawai’i.

Zach Watts OL 6-5 280 Fr. Windsor, Colo. (Windsor)
Zach Watts was named to the CHSAA 4A All-State First Team in 2017 and the CHSAA 4A All-State Second Team in 2016. He is ranked as the No. 20 recruit in the state of Colorado by 247 Sports. In 2017, Windsor posted a 9-2 overall record and a 5-0 record in the Northern Conference, capturing the league title. Windsor entered the 2017 state playoffs as the No. 2 seed before being upset in the opening round. During his junior year, Watts helped Windsor to a 9-4 record and a spot in the CHSAA 4A Playoff Semifinals. Watts played for coach Chris Jones at Windsor. He helped Windsor to a 4A State Championship in 2015, as the Wizards went 13-1 and defeated Loveland 35-14 in the championship game. Signed as an offensive lineman, Watts also played on the defensive line at Windsor, recording 145 total tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks and three forced fumbles during his career. Watts has also played two years of varsity baseball at Windsor, accumulating an impressive .392 batting average and .543 on-base percentage in 40 total games while posting a 1.31 ERA as a pitcher in 11 appearances. Watts was also recruited by Air Force, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Utah State and Washington State.

Rome Weber DB 5-11 175 Fr. San Bernardino, Calif. (Cajon)
Rome Weber was credited with 56 total tackles as a defensive back his senior season, including 38 solo tackles, two interceptions, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Weber accumulated those statistics despite having to sit out the first four games his senior season due to California high school transfer rules. He also scored three touchdowns his senior season — one receiving, one on an interception return and one on a fumble return. He was part of a Cajon High team that posted a 14-2 record in 2017 and a 7-0 conference record to win the Citrus Belt Conference. Cajon High advanced to the 2017 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Playoffs for Division 4, where it won four games to capture the Southern Section Championship. The Cowboys then earned a spot in the 2017 CIF State Football Championship for Division 2-AA where they won their first game over Rancho Verde before losing to Serra High in the State Championship Game. He played for head coach Nick Rogers. Weber’s father, Jerome Weber, played for Texas A&M. The younger Weber was also recruited by Army, Colorado State, San Jose State, Utah State and Yale.

Miles Williams DB 6-1 175 Fr. Oxnard, Calif. (Pacifica)
Miles Williams is rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports. He is planning on graduating from high school in January and enrolling at Wyoming for the 2018 spring semester. During his career at Pacifica High School in Oxnard, Calif., Williams recorded 60 total tackles, including 48 solo tackles, three interceptions, 18 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a defensive back. He also was a talented receiver, catching 67 career passes for 1,133 career receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions. He averaged 16.9 yards per reception. His father, Andre Williams, played linebacker for Oregon. The younger Williams played for head coach Mike Moon at Pacifica High School. Williams was recruited by Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State and San Jose State.

University of Wyoming Cowboys
2018 Football Early Signing Class
Broken Down By State
(As of Dec. 20, 2017)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Wyoming (2)
Blayne Baker OL 6-5 260 Fr. Sheridan, Wyo. (Sheridan)
Frank Crum OL 6-7 260 Fr. Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie)

California (9)
Jevon Bigelow RB 6-2 195 Fr. Fresno, Calif. (Central)
Dauson Booker DB 6-0 190 Fr. Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic)
De’Vaughn Brown DE 6-3 220 Fr. Antioch, Calif. (Ygnacio Valley)
Solomon Byrd DE 6-4 220 Fr. Palmdale, Calif. (William J.P. Knight)
Sean Chambers QB 6-3 215 Fr. Kerman, Calif. (Kerman)
Charles Hicks LB 6-3 220 Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln)
Leevi Lafaele LB 6-2 220 Fr. Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)
Rome Weber DB 5-11 175 Fr. San Bernardino, Calif. (Cajon)
Miles Williams DB 6-1 175 Fr. Oxnard, Calif. (Pacifica)

Colorado (4)
Gunner Gentry WR 6-3 200 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)
Chad Muma LB 6-3 200 Fr. Lone Tree, Colo. (Legend)
Cameron Murray DB 6-1 175 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Overland)
Zach Watts OL 6-5 280 Fr. Windsor, Colo. (Windsor)

Illinois (2)
Camron Donatlan WR 6-2 200 Fr. Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora)
Jackson Marcotte TE 6-7 250 Fr. Mt. Carmel, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)

Oregon (1)
Reow Jackson ATH 6-2 200 Fr. Eugene, Ore. (Marist Catholic)

Utah (1)
Jesse Hooper LS 5-11 230 Fr. Draper, Utah (Summit Academy)

Wisconsin (1)
Cole Godbout DT 6-4 250 Fr. Hudson, Wis. (Hudson)

 

University of Wyoming Cowboys
2018 Football Early Signing Class
Broken Down By Position
(As of Dec. 20, 2017)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)

Quarterbacks (1)
Sean Chambers QB 6-3 215 Fr. Kerman, Calif. (Kerman)

Running Backs (1)
Jevon Bigelow RB 6-2 195 Fr. Fresno, Calif. (Central)

Wide Receivers (2)
Camron Donatlan WR 6-2 200 Fr. Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora)
Gunner Gentry WR 6-3 200 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Grandview)

Tight Ends (1)
Jackson Marcotte TE 6-7 250 Fr. Mt. Carmel, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)

Offensive Linemen (3)
Blayne Baker OL 6-5 260 Fr. Sheridan, Wyo. (Sheridan)
Frank Crum OL 6-7 260 Fr. Laramie, Wyo. (Laramie)
Zach Watts OL 6-5 280 Fr. Windsor, Colo. (Windsor)

Defensive Line (3)
De’Vaughn Brown DE 6-3 220 Fr. Antioch, Calif. (Ygnacio Valley)
Solomon Byrd DE 6-4 220 Fr. Palmdale, Calif. (William J.P. Knight)
Cole Godbout DT 6-4 250 Fr. Hudson, Wis. (Hudson)

Linebackers (3)
Charles Hicks LB 6-3 220 Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln)
Leevi Lafaele LB 6-2 220 Fr. Sacramento, Calif. (Inderkum)
Chad Muma LB 6-3 200 Fr. Lone Tree, Colo. (Legend)

Secondary (4)
Dauson Booker DB 6-0 190 Fr. Modesto, Calif. (Central Catholic)
Cameron Murray DB 6-1 175 Fr. Aurora, Colo. (Overland)
Rome Weber DB 5-11 175 Fr. San Bernardino, Calif. (Cajon)
Miles Williams DB 6-1 175 Fr. Oxnard, Calif. (Pacifica)

Athletes (1)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (Last School)
Reow Jackson ATH 6-2 200 Fr. Eugene, Ore. (Marist Catholic)

Long Snappers (1)
Jesse Hooper LS 5-11 230 Fr. Draper, Utah (Summit Academy)

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