UW vs. Gardner-Webb

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen (17) and head coach Craig Bohl run into War Memorial Stadium with the rest of the Cowboys for the start of their game against Gardner-Webb on Sept. 9 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Josh Galemore, Star-Tribune

Sean Chambers

Height: 6-4

Weight: 205

Hometown: Kerman, California

School: Kerman High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio: 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. ... 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. It was the first time Kerman High had won a conference title.

Haug says: “What we really like about him is his athleticism and his dynamic arm. He’s also a quarterback who has the toughness. He plays defense as well. So he’s not just a quarterback throwing the ball and sitting on the sidelines. He’s also on the defensive side competing.”

Blayne Baker

Height: 6-5

Weight: 250

Hometown: Sheridan, Wyoming

School: Sheridan High School

Stars: 2 (247 Sports)

Bio: The top-ranked recruit in the state of Wyoming according to 247 Sports. ... 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. ... Member of the Star-Tribune Super 25 Team as a senior. Helped lead the Broncs to a perfect 13-0 record in 2017 and their third consecutive 4A state title.

Haug says: “Blayne came to camp this summer, we watched him, he competed with everyone in the area that came to our one-day camps and did an amazing job. After he came to camp that was the decision that was made and we were fortunate enough to get him in the boat early.”

Frank Crum

Height: 6-7

Weight: 250

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming

School: Laramie High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals)

Bio: Earned First-Team 4A East All-Conference honors as an offensive linemen his senior season. ... Helped lead Laramie to the 2017 Class 4A State Playoffs. ... Will be a third-generation Cowboy. His father, Gary, was an offensive lineman and letterman for the Cowboys from 1979-81 and was a team captain in 1981, earning All-Western Athletic Conference honors as a senior. Frank’s grandfather, Earl, lettered for the Cowboys in 1940.

Haug says: “Very athletic, you see him on the basketball court, moving around. We’re really excited about his athletic ability, being able to move around and doing the stuff that tackles do in our offense.”

Zach Watts

Height: 6-5

Weight: 275

Hometown: Windsor, Colorado

School: Windsor High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio: Was named to the CHSAA 4A All-State First Team in 2017 and the CHSAA 4A All-State Second Team in 2016. ... Is ranked 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. ... Helped Windsor to a 4A State Championship in 2015.

Haug says: “Extremely gifted. Played every position on the offensive and defensive lines his junior and senior year. ... He’s got that mean streak that you look for in an offensive lineman.”

Jevon Bigelow

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Hometown: Fresno, California

School: Central High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio: Amassed 203 carries for 1,728 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career at Fresno’s Central High School, averaging 8.5 yards per carry. ... In 2017, 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. ... Caught 75 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns at Central. ...Surpassed 100 yards rushing in nine consecutive games and scored multiple touchdowns in five games in 2017.

Haug says: “He’s a big-frame guy, big hitter that we were looking for at running back. So we’re excited about Jevon.”

Camron Donatlan

Height: 6-3

Weight: 180

Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

School: West Aurora High School

Stars: 2 (247 Sports)

Bio: Is an accomplished three-sport athlete at West Aurora. ... Is ranked by 247 Sports as the 59th best overall football recruit in Illinois. ... In his first year of football since his freshman season, accounted for 945 all-purpose yards in six games as a senior, including 540 rushing yards, 199 receiving and 206 yards on kickoff returns. He averaged 157.5 yards per game. ... Helped lead West Aurora to a 7-3 overall record and a 4-1 conference record to finish second in the Upstate Eight Conference.

Haug says: “Probably the most dynamic, exciting player that I’ve seen in 3 years of watching tape.”

Gunner Gentry

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado

School: Grandview High School

Stars: 3 (Scout), 2 (Rivals)

Bio: Is listed as a three-star recruit and the No. 11 recruit in the state of Colorado according to 247 Sports. ... Was named to the 2017 CHSAA 5A All-State First Team. ... 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 semifinals. ... Gentry amassed 81 catches for 1,314 yards and 19 touchdowns in his Grandview career.

Haug says: “What’s exciting about him is we started recruiting him his sophomore year and he was already bigger than (brother) Tanner (Gentry). So we knew he was going to be a dude.”

Jackson Marcotte

Height: 6-7

Weight: 240

Hometown: Mount Carmel, Illinois

School: Mount Carmel High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio: Is the No. 55 recruit in Illinois according to 247 Sports. ... In his career at Mt. Carmel, had 49 catches for 868 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. ... He missed his senior season due to injury. ... Caught 18 passes for 387 yards and five touchdowns his junior season, averaging 35.2 yards per catch. ... Had the best game of his junior season against Boonville, catching five passes for 132 yards and a score. ... Also piled up 12.0 tackles for loss as a junior.

Haug says: “Very athletic player with an extremely big body that can do a lot of good things, so Jackson is a great addition to our tight ends.”

Reow Jackson

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

School: Marist High School

Stars: 3 (247 Sports), 2 (Rivals)

Bio: Ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 17 recruit in the state of Oregon in the 2018 class. Is also ranked by 247 Sports as a three-star recruit. ... Was named Second Team All-State Class 5A quarterback in 2017 as selected by the Oregon Coaches Association and compiled by the Oregonian. ... In 2016, was named 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.

Haug says: “We love his athleticism, toughness, that he can be ranging from safety to a linebacker to a running back to anywhere. Very dynamic player.”

Cole Godbout

Height: 6-3

Weight: 240

Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin

School: Hudson High School

Stars: NR

Bio: Was a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State selection at defensive end in 2017 and received All-State honorable mention honors in 2016. ... Received All-Region honors in 2016 and 2017. ... Before the 2017 season, was ranked in the top 50 senior football players in the state of Wisconsin according to Rivals.com. ... During his senior year, accumulated 79 tackles, with 19 tackles for loss and 13 sacks, scoring two defensive touchdowns.

Haug says: “Tough dude, relentless, came on his visit and had a bunch of cuts and bruises on his face. Wisconsin-tough dude that we feel like is going to be a good guy.”

De’Vaughn Brown

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Hometown: Antioch, California

School: Ygnacio Valley High School

Stars: NR

Bio: Played at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif., before heading to Ygnacio Valley High School in neighboring Concord, Calif., for his senior year. ... At Deer Valley, received 2016 All-Bay Valley Athletic League Honorable Mention at tight end. ... Starred on both sides of the ball during his high school career using his 4.69 40-yard dash speed. During his junior year at Deer Valley, had 10 catches for 162 yards.

Haug says: “He is what we’re looking for in a defensive end. ... Very physical, will hit you and does a lot of good things. We’re expecting him to easily put on another 20-30 pounds and be a big defensive end.”

Solomon Byrd

Height: 6-4

Weight: 220

Hometown: Palmdale, California

School: Pete Knight High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals)

Bio: First player to sign to a Division-I football program out of Pete Knight. ... Had 155 total tackles, 75 solo tackles and averaged 6.5 tackles per game as a defensive end. ... Career totals included 16.0 sacks and six forced fumbles. ... Also played tight end and had 15 career receptions for 209 yards, averaging 13.9 yards per reception. ... Had 60 total tackles as a senior, including 42 solo tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks and four forced fumbles.

Haug says: “He’s got a frame to put on a lot of weight. He’s going to be an exciting player, holds the school record for sacks with 16. He had four more sacks than Carl (Granderson) did in high school so that says something about Solomon.”

Charles Hicks

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Hometown: San Diego, California

School: Lincoln High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio:

Will enroll at Wyoming in January 2018. ... Was named to the 2017 All-CIF San Diego Section Second Team Defense after racking up an 157 tackles in his senior season at Lincoln, including 100 solo stops. It was his first year playing linebacker. ... Averaged 13.1 tackles per game and also scored two touchdowns during his senior season while playing wide receiver on offense. ... Recorded including 25 tackles (18 solo) against Point Loma.

Haug says: “It was his first year playing linebacker. He was at a different school last year playing receiver, mostly, and safety. ... He’s an early enrollee so he’s ready to roll.”

Leevi Lafaele

Height: 6-2

Weight: 220

Hometown: Sacramento, California

School: Inderkum High School

Stars: 3 (247 Sports), 2 (Scout)

Bio: Starred on both offense and defense at Inderkum. ... Was the Tri-County Conference Defensive MVP in 2016 after registering 58 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. ... Racked up 108 tackles in his career, including 17.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. ... At running back, carried the ball 117 times for 1,007 yards in his career, averaging 8.6 yards per carry. ... The cousin of current Wyoming linebacker Ryan Gatoloai-Faupula, who also attended Inderkum.

also recruited by Hawai’i.

Haug says: “Extremely physical and tough. Probably the most explosive player that we’ve watched in this year’s class. He has amazing feet and something we call twitch, and he can change direction and really hit people.”

Chad Muma

Height: 6-3

Weight: 185

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

School: Legend High School

Stars: 2 (247 Sports)

Bio: Ranked as the No. 9 recruit in Colorado by 247 Sports. Is also ranked by 247 Sports as a three-star recruit. ... Was one of only 32 players to be named to the 2017 Denver Post All-Colorado football team for all classifications. ... Played defensive back his junior year and he moved to linebacker his senior season. Is projected to play linebacker at Wyoming. ... Muma tallied 77 tackles his senior season despite missing half the season with an injury.

Haug says: “Extremely physical. Moves around really well. Very bright and that is what we’re looking for in middle linebacker, to kind of run the defense. We feel like Chad is in that mode to be that guy.”

Rome Weber

Height: 5-11

Weight: 175

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

School: Cajon High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio: 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. Accumulated those statistics despite having to sit out the first four games the season due to California high school transfer rules. ... 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.

Haug says: “He had a lot of pressure late, that was one guy we were praying the night before that he was sign and come here because he is a very dynamic player and he’s going to bring a lot of athleticism and everything to the secondary.”

Miles Williams

Height: 6-1

Weight: 170

Hometown: Oxnard, California

School: Pacifica High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals)

Bio: Rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports. ... Is planning on graduating from high school in January and enrolling at Wyoming for the 2018 spring semester. ... During his career at Pacifica, recorded 60 total tackles, with 48 solo tackles, three interceptions, 18 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a defensive back. ... Also caught 67 career passes for 1,133 career receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. His father, Andre Williams, played linebacker for Oregon.

Haug says: “He went against some really good competition and showed up. Six-one is different, if you have a 6-1 corner out there you can do something different. Miles has spring ball to prove himself and get in the rotation early.”

Dauson Booker

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Hometown: Modesto, California

School: Central Catholic High School

Stars: 2 (247 Sports)

Bio: Contributed 87 tackles in three years on the varsity squad at Central Catholic High in Modesto. ... Had 48 tackles in his senior year, contributing 31 solo stops, as well as four pass breakups. ... Rushed for over 2,000 yards in his high school career. 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. Also had 10 catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns in 2017.

Haug says: “We feel like Dauson can be a difference-maker for sure at the safety position. His first highlight is him playing running back, he destroys a guy and takes it 70 yards to the house. Very competitive player.”

Cameron Murray

Height: 6-1

Weight: 175

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado

School: Overland High School

Stars: 2 (Rivals, Scout)

Bio: Was recognized by The Denver Post as one of 32 players on its 2017 All-Colorado football team. ... Will be an early enrollee for the Cowboys. ... Is the cousin of current Cowboy wide receiver Austin Conway. ... Was ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 14 recruit in the state of Colorado in the 2018 class. ... Will be joining three former Overland teammates at Wyoming in Conway, Alijah Halliburton and Kevin Prosser.

Haug says: “Extremely athletic. You see him run track and you wouldn’t expect him to be as aggressive as he is, but Cam can run, he can cover, and he can hit.”

Jesse Hooper

Height: 6-0

Weight: 240

Hometown: West Jordan, Utah

School: Summit Academy

Stars: 2 (Rivals, 247 Sports)

Bio: Will enroll at Wyoming in January 2018. ... Is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 5 long snapper in the nation in the 2018 class. ... 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. ... Is ranked as a four-and-a-half star snapper by Rubio Long Snapping and a four-star snapper by Chris Sailer Kicking.

Haug says: “A lazer ball when it comes back there. He came up for camp. We saw him, worked with him live. He’s also going to be here in about four weeks, he’s an early enrollee. So he’ll be rolling.”

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College Sports Reporter

Brandon Foster reports on University of Wyoming athletics. He joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 after graduating from the University of Missouri and covering Mizzou athletics for two years. A St. Louis native, he lives in Laramie.

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