Under the direction of Head Coach Craig Bohl, Wyoming football has a reputation for giving walk-ons a legit shot. In his first five seasons at Wyoming, 27 walks-ons have eventually been put on scholarship.
That got the attention of running back Jeremy Hollingsworth from Skyline High School in Longmont, Co., who on Monday became the seventh known high school player to commit to Wyoming as a preferred walk-on, announcing the decision on twitter.
Hollingsworth is listed at 5-9, 205 pounds, which is not as big as most running backs at the Division I level, but he also comes to Wyoming knowing he is pretty much the same size as Nico Evans, who finally given a chance to start last fall, in his senior year, led the Cowboys in rushing.
Hollingsworth rushed for 1,833 starts in helping Skyline to the Colorado Class 4-A State title last fall, and finished with 4,766 career rushing yards at Skyline, scoring 84 touchdowns.
He also had preferred-walk-on offers from Colorado and Colorado Start, but opted for the Cowboys.
“If I was going to walk-on somewhere, I wanted to be valued and given the opportunity to become something special for the program," Hollingsworth told Robert Gagliardi of the Wyoming State Tribune. "That’s what I’m going to get from Wyoming.”