Wyoming sophomore quarterback Brett Smith was named to the Manning Award watch list Monday as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks.
Here’s the story on our new WyoSports website we launched over the weekend.
Smith was the only sophomore on the list, and one of only two Mountain West quarterbacks (Derek Carr from Fresno State). I thought Nevada sophomore Cody Fajardo would make the list, but he didn’t.
Fitting that Smith went to the Manning Passing Academy earlier this month and that he made the watch list.
Smith, Carr and Fajardo should be fun to watch this fall. In my mind they are the top three quarterbacks in the Mountain West. A sleeper is San Diego State senior Ryan Katz, a transfer from Oregon State.
I’m heading to Las Vegas today for Mountain West Football Media Day, which is Tuesday and Wednesday. Send me any questions you would like me to ask any of the players and coaches there from any of the 10 teams and I will do my best to do so, and let you know their replies.
Shoot me questions on this blog, or via Twitter: @rpgagliardi.