Bohl ink 15 HS football rookies for Wyoming Cowboys


(Editor’s note: UW Athletics release)

LARAMIE, Wyoming – The first signing period for college football teams began Wednesday and the Wyoming Cowboys announced 15 high school student-athletes who have signed with the Pokes, including eight players ranked among their nation’s top 20 rookies. origin.

Wyoming’s 2022 signing class features players from nine different states, including Wyoming state‘s top-ranked rookie Isaac Schoenfeld of Rock Springs, Wyo.

“With the changing landscape of college football, we are excited about the 15 high school players we have recruited,” said Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl. “Our coaches have worked hard to put together this scouting class. These young men are all drafted to play for the Cowboys. They will have a huge impact on the future of Wyoming football.”

The early signing period for the National Football Letter of Intent began on Wednesday December 15 and will end on Friday December 17.

In addition to the early signing period for football, there is a mid-year academic transfer signing period from December 15 to Saturday January 15, 2022 and the regular football signing period from Wednesday February 2 to Friday April . 1.

Distribution of posts

• This year’s distribution of positions sees six rookies on the defensive end of the ball and nine on offense. Of the defensive signatories: three are defensive backs, two are defensive linemen and one is a linebacker. Offensively, UW has signed four offensive linemen, two wide receivers, a quarterback, a running back and a close end.

State by State breakdown

• A year ago, Texas led the way in Wyoming with six signatories, followed by four from Nebraska. This year, the states of Colorado and Nebraska have three signatories each, followed by two each from California and Texas, and one each from Wyoming, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Wyoming 2022 Football Early Signing Class Selection Highlights

Individual recruitment rankings

• Of Wyoming’s top 15 signatories, eight of the 15 were classified as three-star rookies by 247 Sports.

• Eight members of Wyoming’s Recruiting Class of 2022 were ranked by 247 Sports among the top 20 players in their home country.

• Those players ranked by 247 Sports among the top 20 players in their states included Isaac Schoenfeld of Rock Springs, Wyo., Who was ranked as the # 1 player in the state of Wyoming.

• All three Wyoming signatories of the state of Nebraska were ranked in their state’s top 20 by 247 Sports. Quarterback Caden Becker is ranked as the No. 11 rookie in Nebraska. Safety Koa McIntyre is ranked No.12 and running back LJ Richardson is ranked No.13 in Nebraska.

• The other four new Cowboys ranked in the top 20 from their home country by 247 Sports are: offensive lineman Rex Johnsen, who is ranked 15th rookie from Iowa; safety Malique Singleton, which is ranked No. 16 in Colorado; wide receiver Caleb Merritt, who is ranked No. 19 rookie in Missouri; and offensive lineman Wes King, who is ranked 20th rookie in the state of Wisconsin.

Coaching links and links with high school teammates

• Defensive rookie Kevin Sjogren of Palisade, Colo., Played for head coach Joe Ramunno at Palisade High. Ramunno is a former Wyoming Cowboys offensive lineman who won All-WAC Honors and All-America Honorable Mentions in 1983 and 1984 and was later inducted into the UW Track and Field Hall of Fame.

• Safety Malique Singleton played at Grandview High School in Metro Denver. During his career, he played for head coaches John Schultz and Tom Doherty at Grandview. Several Grandview players have played in Wyoming in recent years, including Eddie Yarbrough and Tanner Gentry and current Cowboys Gunner Gentry and Mason Schultz. Mason is the son of retired Grandview head coach John Schultz.

• Other new Cowboys who will join former high school teammates in Wyoming include Omaha Skutt Catholic quarterback Caden Becker, who will join former high school teammate and current Cowboy linebacker Sam Scott in Laramie. Linebacker Cayden Hawkins will reunite with UW high school and cornerback teammate Zaire Jackson. Both played at Valor Christian in Denver.

Cowboys continue to recruit Wyoming’s top players

• It has been a priority for the Wyoming Cowboys under head coach Craig Bohl to recruit the best players in the state of Wyoming. That focus continued this year as Isaac Schoenfeld of Rock Springs signed with the Cowboys. Schoenfeld is ranked by 247 Sports as a Three Star Rookie and # 1 Rookie in the state of Wyoming. He was named First Team All-State Class 4A as a tight end by the Wyoming Coaches Association in his junior and senior seasons and was a unanimous selection as a senior. Schoenfeld was also named to the Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 team as a junior. The Super 25 2021 squad will be announced at the end of December.

Other individual highlights

• Caden Becker is rated as a three star rookie by 247 Sports. 247 Sports ranks Becker as the # 11 rookie in the state of Nebraska this year. Becker earned Honorable Mention in All States Class B from the Omaha World-Herald as a senior.

• Charlie Coenen was selected as an All-District player three times during his high school career, and he was named to the 2021 Minneapolis Star Tribune Second Team All-Metro. Coenen was also named a co-offensive player of district of the year.

• Josh Dixon is rated as a three star rookie by 247 Sports and ESPN. He had many other FBS offerings from: Air Force, Army Liberty, Navy, New Mexico, and Utah State.

• Jagger Filippone played the offensive tackle and defensive end at Torrey Pines High School in Torrey Pines, Calif. Filippone has been recruited by FBS teams such as Arizona State and Navy schools and Ivy League Brown, Columbia and Penn.

• Cayden Hawkins is a three-star rookie according to the ESPN rankings. He helped lead Valor Christian to an overall record of 13-1 and the No.1 seed at the Colorado Class 5A State Championships in 2021.

• Mykel Janise was named to the 2021 first Super Gold soccer team selected by the Beaumont Enterprise in Beaumont, TX, without allowing a single quarterback bag, registering 49 pancake blocks and ranking above 90 percent to the left tackle position for his West Brook High team.

• Rex Johnsen is rated as a Three Star Rookie by 247 Sports. 247 Sports ranks Johnsen as the No. 15 rookie in Iowa State this season. Johnsen was named to the Des Moines 2021 Class A first team as an offensive lineman. He was also named First Team All-State Class A as an offensive lineman by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

• Wes King is ranked as a three-star rookie by 247 Sports, which also ranks him as the # 20 rookie in the state of Wisconsin this year. King was named First Team All-State as a defensive lineman by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association on his WFCA Large School All-State team for 2021. He also won First Team All-State as a defensive lineman. on the Associated Press All-State 2021. Soccer Team.

• Koa McIntyre is rated as a Three Star Rookie by 247 Sports. 247 Sports ranks McIntyre as the # 12 rookie in the state of Nebraska this year. He was named to the 2021 Omaha World-Herald First Team Nebraska football team as a defensive back. The All-Nebraska team represents the best players in the state of all classifications. While earning Nebraska honors as a defensive back, McIntyre played back and forth for Archbishop Bergan High and was named Class C-2 First Team Quarterback and Honorary Class Captain. C-2 by the Omaha World-Herald.

• Caleb Merritt is ranked as a three-star rookie by 247 Sports, which also ranks him as the No. 19 rookie in the state of Missouri this year. He was ranked No. 19 on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 at the start of his senior season. He was named First Team All-State Class 4 by the Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) during his senior season as a kick returner.

• LJ Richardson is ranked by 247 Sports as the 13th overall rookie in the state of Nebraska this year. He won the Omaha World-Herald First Team All-Nebraska football team honors in 2020 and 2021. The All-Nebraska team represents the state’s top players of all classifications. Richardson has also been named to the 2020 and 2021 Omaha World-Herald First Team Class A State Teams.

• Isaac Schoenfeld is ranked by 247 Sports as a Three Star Rookie and # 1 Rookie in the state of Wyoming. He was named First Team All-State Class 4A as a tight end by the Wyoming Coaches Association in his junior and senior seasons and was a unanimous selection as a senior. He was named to the Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 team as a junior. The Super 25 2021 squad will be announced at the end of December.

• Malique Singleton is ranked 16th overall in the State of Colorado by 247 Sports. He helped lead Grandview to a 10-3 record and the No. 4 seed at the Colorado Class 5A State Championships in 2021. Grandview advanced to the state semifinals. He follows other former Grandview players Eddie Yarbrough and Tanner Gentry and current Cowboys Gunner Gentry and Mason Schultz to Laramie.

• Kevin Sjogren played both tight end and linebacker for Palisade High School in Palisade, Colorado. Sjogren won All-State Class 3A First Team honors as a junior in 2020, selected by Colorado High School football coaches and presented by Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), Colorado Preps and MaxPreps. He played for head coach Joe Ramunno at Palisade High. Ramunno is a former Wyoming Cowboys offensive lineman who was later inducted into the UW Track and Field Hall of Fame.

• Jaden Williams helped his Campbell Hall High team in North Hollywood, Calif., Record a 10-1 record for the 2021 season. Campbell Hall made the Southern California Division 6 playoff with one record 10-0 before losing in the first round against Santa Barbara. He played for head coach Dennis Keyes at Campbell Hall. Keyes played for UCLA in Wyoming’s 2004 Las Vegas Bowl game against the Bruins.


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