LARAMIE — Five additional players listed on Wyoming football’s roster during spring camp are no longer with the team, including one-time consensus three-star recruit Dustin Weeks and Riverton graduate Hunter Lee. Weeks, a 6-foot-8 sophomore offensive lineman, is transferring to Division-II Minnesota State University Moorhead, according to his Twitter account. University of Wyoming athletics confirmed his departure.
In addition to Lee, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle, three other walk-ons are no longer with the program: junior running back Garrett “Goo” Gardner, redshirt freshman fullback Garrett Shipman and redshirt freshman receiver EC Ogu.
UW spokesman Tim Harkins said that the program doesn’t keep an official tally of which walk-ons have joined or left the program at all times, but said a player is not on the team if he is not on the Cowboys’ newly updated online roster, as is the case with these players. Gardner received a scholarship in May 2017, but Harkins said it was in a one-year capacity.
With Weeks’ departure, just nine players remain from Wyoming’s 2016 signing class. (Running back Theo Dawson committed as a member of Wyoming’s 2016 class but was technically a 2018 signee after his two-year mission. Two members of the 2016 class were JUCO transfers who have since exhausted their eligibility.)
A number of other players from Wyoming’s 2017 roster are no longer on the team: receiver Isaac Jefferson (a Rawlins graduate), safety Anthony Makransky, linebacker Trevon Weaver, receiver Luke Padula and defensive end Dylan Leston. None of these players, however, were on Wyoming’s spring camp roster.
Makransky, who missed all of last season with an Achilles tendon injury, was announced as a transfer with one remaining year of eligibility by Colorado School of Mines.