Wyoming Football adds 21 new commitments to 2023 Recruiting Class on National Signing Day

Wyoming Football adds 21 new commitments to 2023 Recruiting Class on National Signing Day

Casper and Gillette players among 13 extras to join Cowboys

LARAMIE, Wyo — The University of Wyoming Football announced 21 new commitments for its 2023 recruiting class on Wednesday, February 1.

Wednesday’s group of commitments included: eight new transfers, of which three are scholarship players and five are favorite players, and 13 new high school commitments, five of which are scholarship players and eight are favorite players.

“Our coaching staff continued to have a focused recruiting effort led by Gordie Haug, our Executive Director of Recruiting,” Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl said. “We were able to continue to identify our needs and were able to add great value to our roster, with high school signers, transfers, junior college signers and favorite extras.

“We are delighted with this group and what it brings to our team for the future. This caps off an excellent recruiting class for 2023.”

The three new purse transfers announced Wednesday include: wide receiver Ayir Asante from Holy Cross, wide receiver Devin Boddie Jr. from Vanderbilt and safety Tyrecus Davis from Navarro Community College.

The five new high school scholarship signers include: offensive lineman Nathan Geiger of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; running back Tyler Jacklich of Modesto, Calif.; offensive lineman Brandt Rice of Wausau, Wisconsin; security Jones Thomas of Fort Collins, Colorado; and offensive lineman Kuba Tyszka of Norridge, Illinois.

The eight new scholars join a class of 14 recruits, who signed with the Cowboys on the early signing date of Dec. 21, 2022, and bring the total number of scholars in Wyoming’s recruiting class of 2023 to 22.

Of the 13 favorite extras joining Cowboy Football, Wyoming fans across the state will recognize many of the names since five of the 13 played their high school football in the state of Wyoming. These five former high school players from Wyoming include: transferring defensive lineman Lucas Chappell, who played high school football at Star Valley High in Afton, Wyoming, before attending Snow Community College last fall; and trade defensive back Jevon Davis, a native of Casper, Wyoming, before playing at Black Hills State from 2020-22. Wyoming State’s three favorite new high schoolers include: offensive lineman Abraham Bangoura from Laramie ; defensive tackle Cody Crawford of Casper; and Gillette wide receiver Kayden LaFramboise.

Wyoming’s eight favorite out-of-state extras are: transfers Ethan Day (DE, Modesto CC, CA); Dante Gavito (OL, Fort Lewis College, Colorado); and Daylen Wilson (DB, Cal Lutheran); and high school students Jaxon Galica (DL, Oshkosh, Wis.); Cooper Mailand (FB/TE, Dallas, TX); Miles Tucker (S, Pleasanton, CA); Jordan Turnbull (DE, Evergreen, Colorado); and Wyatt Walters (OL, Aurora, Colorado).

The regular signing period for NCAA Division I football teams began Wednesday, February 1 and will continue through Saturday, April 1.

Highlights of Eight New Wyoming Scholarship Signatories

Ayir Asante is transferring to Wyoming from Holy Cross, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school in Worcester, Mass. 21)

Devin Boddie Jr. comes to Wyoming from Vanderbilt University of the SEC where he was part of the Commodores program the past four seasons as a wide receiver. His best season came in 2021 when he ranked fourth on the team, catching 29 passes for 263 yards. He was rated a three-star freshman out of high school in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tyrecus Davis joined the Cowboy Football program in the spring of 2023 from Navarro Community College in Corsicana, Texas, where he earned All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference second-team honors as a cornerback in 2022.

Nathan Geiger was named a second-team All-State Class 5A as an offensive lineman in 2022 at Thunder Ridge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as reported by CHSAAAnow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps. Class 5A is Colorado’s highest state classification.

Tyler Jacklich is rated a three-star rookie by 247 Sports as a running back. In his senior season at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, Calif., he was selected as NorCal Offensive Player of the Year and ranked No. 3 in the State of California in rushing, with 2,278 rushing yards in 201 carries and scored 32 touchdowns. Jacklich was honored as an All-State running back by MaxPreps and CalHi Sports.

Brandt Rice, an offensive lineman, comes to Wyoming from Wausau West High School in Wausau, Wisconsin, and is rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports, which also ranks him as the No. 5 freshman in Wisconsin State. . in the class of 2023.

Jones Thomas, of Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo., was named an honorable mention Colorado All-State Class 5A draft pick in 2022 as a safety and wide receiver. The All-State team is presented by CHSAAAnow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps. Class 5A is the highest classification in the state. Thomas was named Front Range League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He also earned honorable mention Academic All-State Honors.

Kuba Tyszka played offensive tackle and defensive end for Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Illinois, in the Chicago metro area. In 2022, Tyszka helped lead the Rebels to the first round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 4A State Playoffs. A multi-sport athlete, Tyszka has thrown the discus and the shot put and qualified for the 2022 IHSA Class 2A State Championships in the shot put after finishing second in the IHSA Sections.

Of the eight Wyoming scholarship players signed Wednesday, six earned All-State honors in high school.

Highlights of Wyoming’s 13 favorite walk-ons announced Wednesday

One of them was rated a three-star rookie by 247 Sports. It was security Miles Tucker from Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California.

Five played their high school football at the state of Wyoming.

Seven have earned All-State honors during their careers.

To see bios for each of Wyoming Football’s 21 new commitments, click here.

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