Fall camp begins Monday for Wyoming football, which consists of 24 practices.
There are lots of questions and storylines going into camp, but one that always intrigues me is who among the newcomers will play.
Last season, 26 true freshmen or redshirt freshmen played for the Cowboys, which was the seventh-most in the country.
Third-year coach Craig Bohl said during Mountain West Football Media Days in late July that he doesn’t expect as many this season, nor does he expect 16 true freshman to see playing time like in 2015.
But there will be some true freshmen who play, and Bohl said that three things play factors in that: physical ability, emotional maturity and need at certain positions.
Here are some true freshman Bohl mentioned to me who UW likely will take a hard look at during camp:
— WR John Okwoli: The 6-2, 205-pounder from Phoenix was a three-star recruit by ESPN and 247sports.com. He was one of the more highly-touted recruits in UW’s 2016 class. UW looks to be set among its top two receivers in seniors Tanner Gentry and Jake Maulhardt. Redshirt freshman C.J. Johnson had a good spring. UW needs more wide receivers other than Gentry and Maulhardt to step up, and Okwoli could get a chance.