By Tim Harkins
The University of Wyoming announced four new commitments to its 2022 recruiting class on Wednesday, including one of the nation’s top offensive line recruits in Deshawn Woods of Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Neb.
Joining Woods in the group of new Cowboys announced on Wednesday were: offensive linemen Luke Sandy of Legend High School and Elizabeth, Colo.; safety TJ Urban of Omaha, Neb., who is transferring to Wyoming from Air Force Academy Prep; and long snapper Carson York of Rock Hill High School and McKinney, Texas.
The regular signing period for NCAA Division I football teams began on Wednesday, Feb. 2 and will run through Friday, April 1.
Woods is rated as a four-star recruit by both 247 Sports and Rivals. He is the No. 1 ranked recruit in the state of Nebraska by Rivals and the No. 2 ranked recruit in the state by 247 Sports.
247 Sports also ranks Woods as the No. 12 ranked inside offensive lineman in the nation, and Rivals ranks him as the No. 14 best offensive guard in the nation. He is projected to play offensive tackle for the Cowboys.
Wyoming’s four new signees join the Cowboys’ 15 high school student-athletes who signed with the Pokes during the early signing period in December 2021 and five transfers who were announced in January 2022 to bring the total of new Cowboys to 24.
“I believe we met many of our needs,” Coach Bohl said. “We wanted to continue to strengthen our offensive line, and we identified a couple guys we’re excited about there.”
“Deshawn Woods is a unique player who we’re really pleased to have in our program. Luke Sandy is another young man who is going to add value to our offensive line group,” Bohl said.
Select Highlights of the 2022 Wyoming Football Regular Period Signees
•Deshawn Woods is ranked as a four-star recruit by both 247 Sports and Rivals. Woods is ranked by Rivals as the No. 1 recruit in the state of Nebraska in the 2022 recruiting class, and Rivals ranks him as the No. 14 ranked offensive guard in the nation. 247 Sports ranks Woods as the No. 2 recruit in the state of Nebraska and the No. 12 inside offensive lineman in the nation. He is projected to play offensive tackle for the Cowboys.
•Luke Sandy earned Second team Colorado All-State Class 5A honors as an offensive and defensive lineman his senior season. He is projected as an offensive lineman for the Cowboys. He led his Legend High team in Colorado to the semifinals of the state playoffs in both 2020 and 2021. Sandy played at the same high school as former Wyoming Cowboy linebacker Chad Muma.
•TJ Urban is transferring to Wyoming from Air Force Academy Prep where he spent the fall semester of 2021. Urban is projected to play safety for Wyoming. He was an outstanding dual-threat quarterback and defensive back at Millard South High in Omaha, Neb. Urban was ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 12 overall recruit in the state of Nebraska in the 2021 recruiting class. As a senior, he was named to the 2020 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska football team for all classifications. He also earned Lincoln Journal-Star First Team SuperState honors on offense and was named to the Class A First Team All-State offensive team by the Journal-Star.
•Carson York recorded the top overall score as a long snapper at the Kohl’s Texas Showcase as a long snapper and was ranked as the No. 9 long snapper recruit in the country by Kohl’s Professional Football Camps that specializes in Kicking, Punting, Long-snapping, and Athletic Development.