Bohl & Co. release depth chart after Saturday scrimmage
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said he would release a new depth chart after Saturday's 100-play fall scrimmage.
He waited until Monday night. And there are a couple of surprises.
Redshirt freshman Rome Weber has leapfrogged junior Braden Smith at the free safety spot, and senior Ryan Galovich takes over punting duties for Tim Zaleski, who is still nursing a leg injury.
Bohl said Weber solidified the spot with a strong showing Saturday.
“There’s been a good battle between him and Braden, but he has been making plays and he really came out and played well," Bohl said Monday. "Those positions are typically tough to evaluate in practice because you don’t know (until you get in a scrimmage) can a guy make a play in a contested situation, whether he’s making a play on an open-field tackle or going up for the ball, and he answered the bell on that."
Smith, a 5-foot, 10-inch, 184-pounder from Lakewood, Colo., has been dealing with a hamstring strain throughout camp.
Bohl has been eluding to the fact that a few true freshmen have been stepping up in camp.
It appears we know at least four of their names now.
Running back Titus Swen is listed as the third option behind Xazavian Valladay and Louisville transfer, Trey Smith. Bohl said Smith suffered a concussion Saturday, so Swen could be seeing a bulk of the carries behind Valladay this week.
Swen is a 5-foot, 11-inch, 190-pound three-star back from Ft. Worth, Texas. Bohl raved about the freshman's abilities out of the backfield.
"We thought Titus Swen did some explosive things in the running game," Bohl said Monday. "He showed the ability to make some nice cuts and to make people miss, so you can count on him playing some in the first game. He certainly needs to continue to practice hard, but he has good ability."
Allen Smith, another true freshman, is listed as the No. 2 at the nickel back position, and Latrell Bible is the backup at center.
Smith, a 5-foot, 9-inch, 170-pound defensive back from Los Angeles, is listed as a two-star recruit by rivals.com. His only other offer out of high school came from UC Davis, an FCS team.
Bible only received one Division-I offer out of Washburn High School in Minneapolis. That came from Air Force. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 262-pound lineman was the No. 5 recruit out of the state of Minnesota.
Treyton Welch is another true freshman who Bohl said will see some time on the field this season. Bohl emphasized during Mountain West Media Days that that Cowboys need more production from the tight end position. Welch is the fourth tight end listed on the depth chart behind Nate Weinman, Jackson Marcotte and starter, Josh Harshman.
What else stood out?
- Azizi Hearn, a 6-1, 193 sophomore transfer from the University of Arizona is listed as the No. 2 at left corner behind Antonio Hull.
- Mario Mora is listed as a starting defensive tackle and will lineup next to junior Javaree Jackson. the 6-foot, 2-inch, 264-pound redshirt freshman from California will step in for Ravontae Holt who was lost last week to a season-ending knee injury. Cole Godbout is listed as his backup. Gobbout is a 6-foot, 2-inch, 262-pound redshirt freshman. “Cole Godbout showed up,” Bohl said Monday. “He’s a guy we’ve been waiting to come along. He redshirted last year. He’s put on some good weight. He was disruptive, and I would say of all the guys he’s the guy who exceeded our expectations.”
- Skyler Miller, a junior from Torrington, is listed as the starting fullback. Miller moved over from the linebacker position in the spring and has impressed. Jaylon Watson will back him up.
- Wyatt Wieland, a redshirt freshman wide receiver is on the two-deep behind Raghib Ismail. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 191-pound speedster from Colorado Springs, Colo., 4A First-Team All-State player at Pine Creek High School. His bio on the UW website shows that Wieland didn't receive any other offers out of high school.