Trio of Wyoming Starters Enter NCAA Transfer Portal
LARAMIE -- Three Wyoming football players -- all starters -- announced their intentions to leave the program Monday on the official opening day of the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Texas natives Cam Stone, Oluwaseyi Omotosho and Joshua Cobbs all took to social media to publicize their respective decisions to transfer. Starting running back Titus Swen, also from the Lone Star State, was dismissed from the team a week ago for a "violation of team rules." The junior is also in the portal.
These four players will not join the Cowboys in the Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 in Tucson.
Stone appeared in all 12 games for the Cowboys this fall, tallying 35 tackles and a team-leading two interceptions, including a pick-six in an October road win over New Mexico. The Angleton product also broke up 10 passes and forced a crucial fumble in a double-overtime victory over Tulsa. In 2021, Stone returned a kick 99 yards for a touchdown in an upset win over eventual Mountain West champion, Utah State. That is the second-longest return in school history.
Stone was named an All-Mountain West Honorable Mention last week.
The former three-star cornerback was also recruited by New Mexico State, Houston Baptist and Sam Houston State out of high school. Stone has two years of eligibility remaining.
True freshman Kolbey Taylor is expected to get more reps with Stone's departure. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound Houston product racked up two tackles in the season finale at Fresno State.
After finishing his true freshman season with just one tackle, Omotosho had a breakout season in 2022, registering 46 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Three of those quarterback takedowns came in a 33-10 victory over Northern Colorado. The Houston native also forced a fumble in that game.
The redshirt freshman defensive end was lightly recruiting out of George Bush High School, receiving interest from Liberty and Kansas State. Omotosho has three years of eligibility remaining.
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After Isaiah Neyor bolted for the University of Texas after last December's bowl win, Cobbs was immediately vaulted into the top receiver role. He responded with a team-best 35 grabs for 407 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was a 51-yard scoring strike from Andrew Peasley in a win over Tulsa.
Cobbs, a 6-foot-4, 204-pound sophomore from San Antonio, finished his Wyoming career with 60 catches for 652 yards and three touchdown receptions. He was also recruited by Army, Navy and UNLV out of Wagner High School. Cobbs has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Swen has one season of eligibility left after rolling up 2,161 career rushing yards and 16 touchdowns during his three-plus seasons in Laramie. This fall, the Fort Worth product eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in his first opportunity to be the Cowboys' feature back. His best outing came against Boise State, where Swen gashed the Broncos to the tune of 212 yards on the ground, including an 83-yard touchdown jaunt in the 20-17 loss in late November.
The 5-foot-11, 206-pound running back was recruited by Arizona State, Kansas, San Diego State and SMU out of Eaton High School.
With DQ James and Dawaiian McNeely sidelined for the season with injuries, Joey Braasch is expected to get the start at running back in Tucson.
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