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Heather Storey carries her son, Hank, 1, across the Albany County Public Library parking lot through a sudden hailstorm Thursday afternoon.

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Highway 130 cleared, reopened in time for holiday weekend

The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it reached its annual goal to open the Snowy Range Scenic Byway on Wyoming Highway 13...

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2017 UW football recruiting tracker

Information and video links to some of the players the University of Wyoming football program has offered scholarships or are targeting as part of its 2017 recruiting class.Video highlights are courtesy of UW also recently offered four high school players from Arizona -- running back T.J. Green (5-11, 185) from Chandler High in Chandler, offensive tackle Jonathan Nathaniel (6-5, 255) from Basha High in Chandler, offensive tackle Mike Young (6-5, 305) from Queen Creek High in Queen Creek and defensive end Andrew Nichols (6-3, 235) from Centennial High in Peoria.Nathaniel and Nichols both received three-star ratings by UW is the seventh school to offer a scholarship through May 25. Others include Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, Washington State, New Mexico State and Northern Arizona. Nichols earned a three-star rating as a tight end by, but also could play defensive end in college. Army and Harvard are among his early offers, but several power 5 schools such as Stanford, Oregon, Michigan State, Miami, Colorado and Arizona State are showing interest.Green received a three-star rating by UW appears to be the sixth school to offer him a scholarship. Others include Oregon State, Boise State, Hawaii, Idaho and South Dakota State.Young plays along the offensive and defensive line, but is projected to be an offensive tackle in college.California continues to be a place where UW is doing a lot of recruiting. The latest offers there are from defensive backs Jeffrey Manning Jr. (6-1-185) from Bellflower and quarterback Nick Sipe (6-4, 2015) from Villa Park.Manning said on this Twitter account that UW was the 15th school to offer him a scholarship. UW is the seventh Mountain West school to offer him, and he also has offers from Pac-12 and Big 12 schools, as well as from Brigham Young.Sipe is ranked as the 23rd-best pro-style quarterback in the country by, and the 54th-best recruit in California in the 2017 class. UW also offered another quarterback in Cade Pearson (6-2-205) out of Texas High in Texarkana, Texas. His early offers are from FCS schools. He may be looked at to play another position once in college.Will try to keep the tracker updated throughout the year, and also update when UW gets verbal commitments from any prospects.Here is more information on known recruits UW has scholarship offers out to:-- DB Brock Appiah, 6-0, 173, Edmond North HS, Edmond, Oklahoma: UW appears to be his third FBS offer as of May 27. Also has offers from Arkansas State and Toledo. Has 4.49-second speed in the 40-yard dash.--WR Jafar Armstrong, 6-0, 198, Bishop Miege HS, Shawnee Mission, Kansas: A three-start rating out of five by Has offers from Wyoming, Illinois and Northern Illinois.-- WR Josh Babicz, 6-6, 220, Barrington HS, Barrington, Illinois: Plays quarterback and wide receiver in high school. Has 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash. UW was his first offer from a FBS school as of May 27, but has offers from several FCS schools.-- OL/DL Patrick Arnold, 6-3, 290, Gretna HS, Gretna, Nebraska: Interest from eight FBS schools, including Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke and Wake Forest.-- WR Judah Bell, 6-3, 181, Bishop T.K. Gorman HS, Tyler, Texas: A three-star prospect by, which also ranks him as the 99th-best wide receiver recruit in the country and 94th-best prospect in Texas. Has 12 scholarship offers through May 12. Along with UW, some of the other offers are from Houston, Memphis, SMU, Kansas and Navy.-- DB Nico Bolden, 6-4, 195, Woodbury HS, Woodbury, Minnesota: A three-star rating out of five by According to his highlight film, he runs a 4.56-second 40-yard dash. Also plays wide receiver.-- OL Collin Brown, 6-3, 315, Blue Hill HS, Blue Hill, Nebraska: Wyoming and Nebraska among FBS interest.-- TE Logan Christopherson, 6-6, 225, Lemont HS, Lemont, Illinois: A three-star rating out of five and the No. 19-ranked prospect in Illinois by Six schools has offered him scholarships, including Illinois, Nevada and Syracuse.-- DE Luke Chuol, 6-3, 240, Centennial HS, Circle Pines, Minnesota: According to, UW is the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to offer him a scholarship, but he also has offers from Football Championship Series schools North Dakota State and South Dakota.-- ATH Damon Cole, 6-0, 175, El Cerrito HS, El Cerrito, California: Three-star rating by Wyoming, Utah State and Hawaii of the Mountain West have offered him a scholarship. Utah and USC of the Pac-12 have shown interest. Is a wide receiver and cornerback in high school.-- QB Chase Cord, 6-3, 195, Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Arizona. A three-star recruit by both and Rivals ranks him as the 25th-best pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation and 12th-best recruit in Arizona. 247sports ranks him as the 26th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and No. 11 among recruits in Arizona. UW is the 14th school to offer him a scholarship. Others include Boise State, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Nevada, UTEP and three Ivy League schools.-- ATH Trajon Cotton, 6-1, 180, Inderkum HS, Sacramento, California: A three-start rating out of five, and the 46th-best prospect in California by Has offers from six Mountain West schools and six from the Pac-12. Plays safety and quarterback in high school.-- WR/DB Kamren Curl, 6-2, 180, Muskogee HS, Muskogee, Oklahoma: Being looked at as either a wide receiver or defensive back. Has been timed at 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Early offers from Wyoming, Arkansas State and Toledo, and interest from Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Tulsa.-- OL Drew Dalman, 6-3, 250, Palma HS, Salinas, California: Wyoming is among three MW schools who have offered him a scholarship (Fresno State and Nevada). Colorado also has offered.-- DE Gavin Dunayski, 6-6, 245, Payallup HS, Payallup, Washington. A big kid who has grown nearly six inches and gained around 50 pounds since his early high school years.-- DT Brendon Evers, 6-2, 285, Bixby HS, Bixby, Oklahoma: A three-star rating by Has offers from Wyoming, Colorado State, Oklahoma State and Texas-San Antonio.-- DB Evan Fields, 6-2, 190, Midwest City HS, Midwest City, Oklahoma: Three-star prospect and No. 9-ranked prep player in Oklahoma by Has offers from Wyoming, Arkansas State and Tulsa, but also interest from schools such as Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and TCU.-- LB Kyrei Fisher, 6-2, 210, Union HS, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Eight FBS schools showing interest. -- Committed to Minnesota May 21.-- DE Tre Gatlin, 6-6, 230, Carthage HS, Carthage, Texas: Good size and another Texas recruit UW seeks after not recruiting much there in coach Craig Bohl's first two seasons.-- DE Izayah Green-May, 6-5, 205, Bolingbrook HS, Bolingbrook, Illinois: Has 16 scholarship offers from FBS schools. Three-star rating out of five, and the No. 11-ranked prospect in Illinois by TE Griffin Hammer, 6-5, 220, St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Illinois: A three-star rating by Also has offers from Illinois and three MAC schools.-- OL Isaac Hawn, 6-6, 285, St. Charles North HS, Elgin, Illinois: Has 13 offers from FBS and FCS schools. A three-star recruit by, which also ranks him as the 15th-best prep prospect in Illinois.-- TE Bentley Henshaw, 6-5, 220, Moorpark HS, Moorpark, California: Has seven offers from FBS schools through May 12, including Air Force, BYU, San Jose State and Utah State. Also interest from Arizona State, Pittsburgh and UCLA.-- DB George Hicks III, 6-0, 185, Cajon HS, San Bernardino, California: Plays both cornerback and safety in high school. His first three offers have come from UW, New Mexico and Fresno State.-- ATH Elijah Hicks, 6-0, 185, La Mirada HS, La Mirada, California: Wyoming is one of four MW schools and six Pac-12 schools to offer him a scholarship. A three-star prospect and 64th-best recruit in California by Plays cornerback and wide receiver in high school.-- WR Isaiah Hodgins, 6-3, 187, Berean Christian HS, Walnut Creek, California: A four-star rating out of five by, which also ranks him as the 31st-best recruit in California, 41st-best in the nation as a receiver and the 243rd-best overall prospect in the nation. Offered by six Mountain West school, and four from the Pac-12. -- Committed to Washington State in May.-- WR Gavin Holmes, 5-11, 180, Northwest HS, Justin, Texas: A three-star recruit by UW is among 10 schools to offer him a scholarship. Others include Brigham Young, Utah, Tulane and Army.--LB/DE James Jackson, 6-2, 220, Cretin-Derham Hall HS, St. Paul, Minnesota. A versatile defensive player with 4.85-second speed in the 40.-- WR Warren Jackson, 6-5, 177, Bishop Alemany HS, Mission Hills, California. A three-star recruit by Has seven FBS offers through May 12, including four from MW schools, two from the Pac-12 and one from the Big 12.-- DE Deonte "D.J." Johnson, 6-5, 240, Burbank HS, Sacramento, California: A four-star recruit and ranked as the 14th-best defensive end prospect in the country by Runs a 4.5 40-yard dash. Has more than 30 Division I offers.-- OL Tyler Jost, 6-6, 265, Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Illinois: A three-star prospect and ranked No. 13 in Illinois by Has nine scholarship offers, including six from Mid-America Conference schools.-- DB RJ Lan, 6-0, 200, La Mirada HS, La Mirada, California: Has early offers from Wyoming, Navy and San Jose State. Listed as a safety. Also plays baseball.-- DE Peter Klug, 6-6, 250, Blue Valley North HS, Overland Park, Kansas: Offers so far from UW, Air Force and Tulane. Also plays offensive tackle. Been timed at 4.89 seconds in the 40-yard dash.-- LB Nate Landman, 6-3, 210, Monte Vista HS, Danville, California: Has early offers from Wyoming, Hawaii and Nevada from the MW.-- DB Chris Lewis, 6-2, 190, Canoga Park HS, Canoga Park, California: His first five FBS offers have come from Mountain West schools: UW, Fresno State, Hawaii, New Mexico and San Jose State. A three-star prospect by ATH Quindon Lewis, 6-2, 165, Southmoore HS, Moore, Oklahoma: A three-start prospect out of five and ranked as the No. 5 prep recruit in Oklahoma by Has offers from Cincinnati and Arkansas State, and interest from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Nebraska ... among others.-- DB Malik Lofton, 5-10, 175, Hopkins HS, Minnetonka, Minnesota: Timed at 4.48 seconds in the 40. UW is his first FBS scholarship offer, but has interest from four Big Ten schools. Is a cornerback and wide receiver in high school.-- QB Tyler Lyle, 6-6, 205, Servite HS, Anaheim, California: Earned a three-star rating out of five from and Rivals ranked him as the 19th-best pro-style quarterback recruit in the 2017 class, and 247sports ranked him a the 57th-best recruit in the state of California. Had 23 scholarship offers as of May 17, including 11 from Power 5 conference schools. UW is among six Mountain West schools who has offered Lytle. The others are Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, San Diego State and UNLV.-- DE Boye Mafe, 6-4, 220, Hopkins HS, Minnetonka, Minnesota: Rated as the 25th-best recruit in Minnesota by, which also gave him a two-star rating. Early offers have been from FCS schools.-- DE Brock Martin, 6-4, 220, Oologah HS, Oologah, Oklahoma: Wyoming was his first scholarship offer, but also has had interest from Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU and Tulsa.-- CB/WR Demario McLean, 6-2, 185, Elk Grove HS, Elk Grove, California. According to his junior highlight tape, runs a 4.56 40-yard dash.-- LB Michael Matthews, 6-2, 205, Camas HS, Camas, Washington: Was offered by UW on May 27, which was his first FBS offer after receiving several FCS offers.-- LB Chase Newman, 6-1, 205, La Mirada HS, La Mirada, California: A three-star prospect by Has six early scholarship offers. Along with Wyoming, he has offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington State.-- DE Cole Norgaard, 6-4, 255, St. Mary's HS, Stockton, California: Has early offers from Wyoming and Nevada.-- DL Olalere Oladipo, 6-4, 235, Huntley HS, Huntley, Illinois: Three-star rating by Ten schools have offered him a scholarship, including Illinois and Indiana from the Big Ten.--DE Anthony Payne, 6-2, 255, Raymor-Peculiar HS, Peculiar, Missouri. Rated as the fourth-best recruit in Missouri by Has 14 scholarship offers through May 12. Other FBS schools who have offered him include Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Army Tulane. Has been timed between 4.67 and 4.73 in the 40-yard dash.-- LB Jalen Peoples, 6-2, 215, Rich South HS, Richton Park, Illinois: Projected to play outside linebacker in college. Plays both safety and linebacker in high school. Has 4.6-second speed in the 40.-- TE Caleb Phillips, 6-5, 195, Santa Fe Christian HS, Solana Beach, California: Also plays middle linebacker in high school. Timed at 4.67 seconds in the 40-yard dash.-- S Dorion Pollard, 5-11, 210, Central HS, Hinsdale, Illinois: Plays outside linebacker in high school, but projected as a safety in college. UW was among the first schools to offer him. Also getting a lot of interest from MAC schools.-- OL Dontae Powell, 6-6, 308, Richland HS, Richland, Washington: A three-star recruit and the fifth-best prep prospect in Washington by Has offers from Wyoming, Colorado State and Washington State.-- LB Gervarrius Owens, 6-1, 175, Southmoore HS, Moore, Oklahoma: Offers from Arkansas State, Cincinnati and Ohio. Plays outside linebacker.-- LB Kris Reid Jr., 6-3, 190, St. Joseph HS, Westchester, Illinois: Plays defensive end and wide receiver in high school. Has good speed at 4.65 in the 40.-- ATH Kelle Sanders, 6-6, 220, River Ridge HS, Lacey, Washington: UW was his first scholarship offer according to Plays quarterback and defensive end and is likely being looked at as a defensive end. Good speed with a 4.6 40.-- WR Zak Simon, 6-0, 180, Temecula Valley HS, Temecula, California: Also plays cornerback. Early offers from UW and Idaho.-- DT Rudy Stofer, 6-5, 240, Kearney HS, Kearney, Nebraska: Wyoming was his first offer, and visited UW during the spring. Also plays offensive guard.-- TE/DE Logan Strom, 6-8, 240, Norfolk HS, Norfolk, Nebraska: According to, UW is his first scholarship offer from a FBS school. He has been offered by two FCS schools, and there is also interest from Nebraska.-- CB Ian Swenson, 6-1, 180, Loyola Academy, Willmette, Illinois: Wyoming is one of six early offers he has. Others include New Mexico, Louisville and three Mid-American Conference schools.-- LB Corte Tapia, 6-3, 220, Windsor HS, Windsor, Colorado: Wyoming, Colorado, Colorado State and Nebraska showing early interest.--CB Josh Thompson, 6-0, 180, Nacogdoches HS, Nacogdoches, Texas. Eight FBS schools have offered so far. Among UW, other notables are Minnesota, SMU, Louisiana Tech and Tulane.-- DB Robert Topps III, 6-2, 180, Marist HS, Chicago: Early offers from Wyoming, New Mexico and Western Michigan.-- LB Lamin Touray, 6-1, 225, Alemany HS, Mission Hills, California: Ranked as the 84th-best inside linebacker recruit in the country by, and the No. 151 recruit in all of California. Has eight scholarship offers as of May 13, including five from MW schools: UW, San Diego State, San Jose State, Nevada and Colorado State.-- WR/DB Juawan Treadwell, 6-0, 160, Crete Monee HS, Crete, Illinois. UW was his ninth FBS offer. Seven have come from MAC schools. Another from Big Ten Illinois. -- WR Kendall Smith, 6-2, 175, Bolingbrook HS, Bolingbrook, Illinois: A three-star recruit and No. 14-ranked prospect in Illinois by Has 10 scholarship offers from FBS schools. Wyoming and Nevada are the two Mountain West schools who have offered.-- QB Danny Vanden Boom, 6-4, 190, Kimberly HS, Kimberly, Wisconsin: UW appears to be his first FBS offer. But there has been interest from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Also plays wide receiver.-- OL Dalton Wagner, 6-8, 291, Richmond-Burton Community HS, Richmond, Illinois: A three-star recruit and No. 12-ranked prospect in Illinois by Has 11 FBS offers, including schools such as Arkansas, Louisville, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Syracuse. His highlight video states he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds.-- OL Chris Walker, 6-6, 270, East HS, Lincoln, Nebraska: UW and Ohio are his early offers from FBS schools, but Power 5 schools such as UCLA, Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa and Iowa State have shown interest.-- OT Brock Wellsfry, 6-6, 295, Hanford HS, Richland, Washington: A three-star rating by Offers so far from Oregon State, Nevada, Idaho and Eastern Washington. Also interest from Washington, Washington State and Boise State.-- LB/DE Davon Wells-Ross, 6-4, 190, North HS, Omaha, Nebraska: Listed as an outside linebacker but could transition to defensive end in college. Been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. According to, UW is his first FBS offer. Also has interest from Iowa State, Kansas State and Nebraska.-- OL Eric Wilson, 6-4, 280, Benilde St. Margaret's HS, St. Louis Park, Minnesota: No. 3 ranked recruit in Minnesota, and a three-star rating by Has been offered by 16 schools, including three in the MW and from Iowa State and Minnesota.-- WR Jaques Wilson, 5-11, 167, Hamilton HS, Los Angeles: A small receiver with 4.55-second speed in the 40.-- TE Sire Woods, 6-4, 220, La Mirada HS, La Mirada, California: Seven early offers, including five from MW schools. A three-star prospect by Also plays defensive end in high school.-- RB/S Trey Woods, 6-3, 195, North Bend HS, North Bend, Texas: Could play either position in college, or possibly be moved to linebacker or wide receiver. Comments (0)

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