Jones earning more playing time at cornerback

Wyoming junior DeAndre Jones was one of two starting cornerbacks when fall camp started back in August.

But injuries and the emergence of some other players relegated Jones to a backup role.

DeAndre Jones

DeAndre Jones

Jones may not start in UW’s game at 8:15 p.m. Saturday against No. 17 Fresno State, but he will see the field.

“He definitely will play,” coach Dave Christensen said after Wednesday morning’s practice. “He’s done some good things.”

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Pokes land commitment from Colo. receiver

Wyoming’s 2012 football recruiting class didn’t have a player from Colorado.

Its 2013 class does.

Tanner Gentry, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver from Grandview High in Aurora, Colo., verbally committed to UW Tuesday. Gentry is the third verbal commitment to the Cowboys’ 2013 class.

Here is a link to some of Gentry’s junior highlights at Grandview

Gentry caught 50 passes for 693 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a junior, and was among the state leaders as a safety with 10 interceptions. He is projected to play receiver at UW. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Gregg Brandon was the primary recruiter of Gentry, and for UW in Colorado.

I really like the fact UW got a verbal commitment from a Colorado prospect this early, especially one as talented as Gentry. Colorado needs to be a good recruiting area for the Cowboys, and this get shouldn’t hurt that cause. What do you think about ┬áthat, folks?

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UW gets commitment from in-state product

Ryan Anaya, a 6-foot-3, 248-pound senior-to-be football player at Casper Natrona County High school verbally committed to the University of Wyoming Monday night.

Here’s a link to some highlight videos, which lists Anaya at 6-3, 225

Anaya was an all-state tight end for Natrona last season as a junior and helped the Mustangs reach the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs where they lost to Cheyenne East. Anaya caught 11 passes for 172 yards.

UW recruited Anaya as a linebacker, and is the first in-state recruit to commit to the Cowboys’ 2013 recruiting class. He played defense last season as an outside linebacker. Anaya recorded 44 tackles, 42 of which were solo stops. He also had six tackles for loss, broke up one pass, had one fumble recovery and intercepted one pass.

Anaya was offered during UW’s one-day high school camp on June 10 in Laramie.

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