Wyoming junior center Nick Carslon is one of 42 players recently named to the Rimington Trophy watch list as college football’s best center.
Carslon started in all 12 games at center last season, was an Honorable Mention All-MWC pick and has started in 20 of 21 games in his career. He played guard as a true freshman.
Carlson is one of four MWC centers on the watch list. The others are: Boise State senior Thomas Byrd, New Mexico sophomore Dillon Farrell and Colorado State sophomore Weston Richburg.
Here is the release from Wyoming on the signing of five high school recruits, including Cheyenne Central’s Austin Breckenridge and Buffalo’s Jace Jensen. With the addition of these two recruits, UW has seven in-state kids on its roster
Saw Wyoming track & field coach Don Yentes at the state track meet last Saturday in Casper. He had to like what he saw from Powell’s Kyle Sullivan, who signed with the Cowboys recently. Powell won both hurdle events, was on the winning 4×400 relay and was second in the high jump. Wyoming is looking at him to be a decathlete, and he seems to have the versatility to be a pretty good one.
Yentes also should be excited about the signing of Karen Koritnik of Lovell. The senior set a new Class 2A record at the state meet in the long jump (17-10 1/2). She also won the triple jump (36-3 1/4) and 300 hurdles (46.51). And she won those events in dominating fashion.
It’s pretty quiet sports-wise at UW right now, but athletes are coming back for summer school sessions and voluntary summer workouts. Was told that true freshman QB Adam Pittser would be in Laramie this month to get a head start on his workouts and preparating for fall camp.
There are rumblings that there might be another UW men’s basketball player leave the program. No news as of yet and not changes on the roster listed on UW’s athletics website. However, that roster also doesn’t list junior forward Brian Gibson, who new coach Larry Shyatt said recently he didn’t expect to come back but didn’t rule out the possiblity of him returning. Gibson missed last season’s MWC Tournament and didn’t return to school after that for personal reasons.