More QBs to visit UW this weekend

Wyoming received a verbal commitment from Illinois high school quarterback Adam Pittser Thursday night, and it is scheduled to have two other quarterback recruits visit campus this weekend.

Brett Smith is a 6-1, 185-pound senior at West Salem High in Salem, Ore. He finished his career with school records in passing yards (5,064), touchdown passes (52), rushing yards (2,326), rushing touchdowns (43) and points scored (260). He retracted his initial verbal commitment to San Jose State, but still has a scholarship offer from the school. UW, New Mexico State, Eastern Washington and Portland State also have offered Smith a scholarship, and Nevada and Wake Forest have shown interest.

Smith received a two-star rating out of five from Rivals.com.

Clayton Moore is a 6-2, 220-pound freshman quarterback at Mississippi Gulf Coast College that led his team to a 10-2 record and 62-53 victory over Grand Rapids in the Mississippi Bowl last season. Moore was 155 of 257 for 2,395 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and ran for 309 yards.

One of Moore’s offensive linemen, Zach Rushing (6-4, 290) also is scheduled to visit UW.

It appears UW wants to sign more than one quarterback in its 2011 class. Aside from two-year starter and junior-to-be Austyn Carta-Samuels, there is no one in the program with any experience. True freshmen Emory Miller Jr., Sam Stratton, and Austin Woodward (a walk-on from Sheridan) were redshirted this past season and Miller was listed as the third-string quarterback. Based on how UW used Stratton in late-season scrimmages with other young players, he could be moved to another position.