Welcome to another Tuesday edition of Mountaintop View, as with most weeks this time of the year it’s all about Spring football and basketball transfer news. Take a look!
Colorado State is coming off of a disappointing 3-9 season and it will require a quick turn around if HC Mike Bobo is to bring winning football back to Fort Collins next season. The Rams are losing a combined 2,241 receiving yards with the departure of Preston Williams and Bisi Johnson. Most advanced metrics predict that it will be hard for the Rams to pull off a quick rebound. The team is projected to go 3-9 and finish 109th in S&P+ rankings. One issue is the offensive identity, a team that usually prides itself on a balanced run-pass attack was unable to run the ball this past season. There is clearly work to be done and only time will tell if Colorado State can turn things around.
K.J. Hymes, who redshirted for the Wolf Pack last season is committed to returning to the team after putting his name in the transfer portal. Hymes was originally a 3 star recruit from St. Mary’s HS in Arizona where he averaged a 12.1 PPG and 10.2 RPG. Hymes and Jordan Brown (who is currently in the transfer portal) are the only scholarship players that are taller than 6-6. Hymes will add needed size and athleticism to a currently depleted Nevada team.
The top two linebacker positions are locked in for Wyoming and it is starting to seem like the third position is too. Chad Muma has really impressed as of late, DC Jake Dickert says Chad is really starting to establish himself in the role and also adds that it’s clear he is “playing at a different speed”. After not playing much during his true freshman campaign, Muma will look to have a big impact on the field this upcoming season. Muma is a third generation Cowboy after both his father and grandfather played for Wyoming.
Olabisi Johnson, after 4 seasons at CSU is excited to get a chance in the NFL. Over the course of his college career Johnson put together some stellar performances including a 7 catch 265 yard game in the 2016 Potato Bowl. Johnson posted a 4.51 40 yard dash and a 38 inch vertical at the NFL Combine. Johnson knows that even if his name is not called on draft night that he will still get a chance to prove himself at some teams camp this summer.
Nico Carvacho to test NBA waters
On the horizon:
- Later today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly looks at the Nevada/UNLV game.
- Coming Wednesday: A new Peak Perspective, looking at the pivotal year three for San Jose State
- Coming Thursday: Another week with Blast From the Bronco Past.