The number is up to eight.
Eight verbal commitments for the Wyoming football team since late last weekend. The latest two are linebacker Siaosi Hala’api’api (6-2, 220) from Kaimuki High in Honolulu, Hawaii and athlete Adrian McDonald (5-10, 160) from Eisenhower High in Lawton, Okla.
The commitment from Hala’api’api seems to have new defensive coordinator Chris Tormey’s mark. Tormey said when he was hired back in late December he had recruiting ties in Hawaii going back to when he coached at the University of Hawaii and Washington State — his previous two stops before coming to UW.
Hala’api’api also is UW’s first linebacker to commit to this class.
McDonald played quarterback in high school, and returned from a sprained MCL in his knee in about two weeks as a junior to play in a playoff game. One recruiting website also listed him as a cornerback. I see him playing there or as a receiver with UW.
It’s always interesting to see who has recruited these kids, and which schools have offered scholarships. According to Rivals.com, McDonald also had scholarship offers from New Mexico, Louisiana Tech and North Texas. Nice to see UW beat schools comparable to them in size, resources, etc.
My count now has UW with 15 verbal commitments and three mi-year signees. It should need four to six more guys to complete this class. Eight different states and two foreign countries are represented so far in this class.
What do you all think of this class so far, at least on paper? Here is the updated list I have:
P Tim Gleeson, 6-3, 190, Melbourne, Australia
WR Eric Nzeocha, 6-1, 210, Neusitz, Germany (Ansbach)
OL Connor Rains, 6-7, 320, Shingle Springs, Calif. (American River CC)
DT Chase Appleby, 6-0, 270, Frisco, Texas (Centennial HS)
DE Justin Bernthaler, 6-3, 240, Stuttgart, Germany (Fullerton College)
OL Jacob English, 6-6, 240, Beloit, Kan. (Beloit HS)
LB Siaosi Hala’api’api, 6-2, 220, Honolulu, Hawaii (Kaimuki HS)
DL Sam Hardy, 6-3, 270, West Hills, Calif. (Chaminade HS)
OL Nathan Leddige, 6-6, 285, Beaverton, Ore. (Southridge HS)
DT Uso Olive, 6-1, 293, Federal Way, Wash. (Federal Way HS)
CB Jayshawn Jordan, 5-10, 170, Seattle (O’Dea HS)
OL Walker Madden, 6-9, 270, Yucca Valley, Calif. (College of the Desert)
RB D.J. May, 5-11, 190, Federal Way Wash. (Federal Way HS)
ATH Adrian McDonald, 5-10, 160, Lawton, Okla. (Eisenhower HS)
OL Chase Roullier, 6-4, 290, Burnsville, Minn. (Burnsville HS)
WR Trent Sewell, 6-2, 205, Bothell, Wash. (Bothell HS)
RB/DB Shawn Wick, 5-11, 190, Ventura, Calif. (St. Bonaventure HS)
RB Evan Williams, 6-0, 190, Minneapolis, Minn. (Iowa Western CC)