It appears that Wyoming found its quarterback for its 2012 recruiting class.
Jason Thompson, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound dual-threat guy from Kennedy High in Renton, Wash., has verbally committed. He was committed to Washington to play safety, but Thompson wanted to play quarterback and Wyoming looks to give him a chance.
I don’t think Thompson will replace Mountain West Freshman of the Year Brett Smith as the starter. But it sounds like UW is getting a good athlete to get into the mix at that position. And, if things don’t work out at QB, Thompson always could move to safety, right?
UW also got a verbal commitment from linebacker Lucas Wacha from Pleasant Grove High in Texarkana, Texas. If this name sounds familiar, Wacha reportedly committed to UW back in December. However, a fan chat site blew up with a thread that UW wasn’t going to offer him a scholarship. Whatever happened must not have been that big a deal as Wacha committed over the weekend.
My list has UW with 17 verbal commitments and three mid-year signees. My list also has a grayshirt recruit, but I’m not counting him since he won’t go on scholarship until Jan. 2013.
UW should be able to get a couple of more kids in this class. Would like to see another receiver and a defensive back. UW lost a verbal commitment in CB Jayshawn Jordan out of Seattle, who changed his mind and committed to Idaho. I wouldn’t be shocked if Jordan changes his mind again prior to Wednesday’s signing day.
Here is my updated list for UW’s 2012 recruiting class:
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 Sam Awrabi, 6-3, 240, Clovis, Calif. (Clovis East HS)
DE Justin Bernthaler, 6-3, 240, Stuttgart, Germany (Fullerton College)
WR Nico Brown, 6-2, 190, Leander, Texas (Leander HS)
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)
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)
QB Jason Thompson, 6-3, 195, Renton, Wash. (Kennedy HS)
*DL Austin Tixier, 6-3, 242, Arlington Heights, Ill. (Prospect HS)
LB Lucas Wacha, 6-2, 200, Texarkana, Texas (Pleasant Grove HS)
RB/DB Shawn Wick, 5-11, 190, Ventura, Calif. (St. Bonaventure HS)
*Grayshirt recruit, will go on scholarship in January 2013