Today is National Signing Day for college football — the beginning of a nearly two-month period in which high school seniors can make their college choices public. Wyoming always has its fair share of seniors move on to the college ranks, and this year will be no exception.

Let me know where this year’s senior class of football players is going! Leave a comment here, post it to the w-f Facebook page, or e-mail me at I will post the choices here as I receive them, throughout the day and throughout the next couple months. You are also encouraged to let me know about walk-ons and verbal commitments, as well.

Signings and verbal commitments, as I have them:

BIG PINEY: Zach Wenz, Black Hills State.

CHEYENNE CENTRAL: Josh Borm, Chadron State; Brant Douglas, Nebraska-Kearney; Thad Lane, Dickinson State.

CHEYENNE EAST: Jeremiah Hunter, Sioux Falls; Matt Moyte, Dakota State.

CODY: Andrew Blaylock, Black Hills State; Travis Calkin, Chadron State.

DOUGLAS: Gary Bolinger, South Dakota School of Mines; Trent Boner, Black Hills State; Justin Melton, Chadron State; Jacob Vogel, Black Hills State (transfer from Wyoming).

EVANSTON: Gilber Delgado, Black Hills State.

GILLETTE: Brek Carper, Chadron State; Jake Gill, Black Hills State.

GREEN RIVER: Spencer Lane, Lewis and Clark College (Ore.); Cooper Palmer, Carroll College; Colter Rood, Carroll College.

GREYBULL: Clay Cundall, Chadron State.

KELLY WALSH: Lane Millay, Dickinson State; Riley Moore, Dickinson State; Kyle Smith, Carroll College.

LARAMIE: Wes Dalles, Chadron State; Austin Ontiveroz, University Of Mary; Joshua Peterson, Dickinson State.

LUSK: Jerit DeGering, Chadron State.

MOORCROFT: Brady Buer, Black Hills State (transfer from Wyoming).

NATRONA: Braden Barnes, Black Hills State; Brock Beddes, Chadron State; Cole Montgomery, Chadron State; Kyle Vinich, Chadron State.

PINE BLUFFS: Blayne Gilbert, Black Hills State.

ROCK SPRINGS: Neil Novak, Black Hills State (transfer from Chadron State).

SHERIDAN: Kyle Hutchinson, Dickinson State; Dawson Osborn, Carroll College; Wes Sessions, Dickinson State; Drew Slikker, Carroll College; Zack Will, Black Hills State; Dan Zemski, Black Hills State.

SHOSHONI: Chase McNamee, Black Hills State (transfer from Univ. of Sioux Falls).

SUNDANCE: Ray Moore, Black Hills State (transfer from Univ. of Sioux Falls).

THERMOPOLIS: Tanner Cornwell, Black Hills State; Kyle Pebbles, Black Hills State; Mitch Syverson, South Dakota Mines.

WHEATLAND: Ward Anderson, Black Hills State.

WORLAND: Bradley Hunter, Black Hills State.


Calling Wednesday’s national signing day a quiet one in Wyoming is an understatement.

Actually, the silence is pronounced, as only a smattering of state athletes have made a commitment to play football at the college level.

Here’s the list I have so far; if you know of others who have made commitments to specific schools to continue their careers, either post it below in the comments section or e-mail me at

List includes both written and verbal commitments:

Colton Blankenship, Wind River, Chadron State

Noah Creel, Kelly Walsh, Wyoming (walk-on)

Taylor Doherty, Kemmerer, Wyoming (walk-on)

Pierre Etchemendy, Douglas, Chadron State

Mike Hill, Lingle, Chadron State

Luke Knapton, Laramie, Wyoming (walk-on)

Tom Manning, Kelly Walsh, South Dakota

Drew Martinez, Green River, Wyoming

Colter Rood, Green River, Carroll College

Mitch Schlager, Torrington, Chadron State

Patrick Snead, Gillette, Chadron State

Austin Woodward, Sheridan, Wyoming (walk-on)