May 24, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head footballcoach Dana Dimel announced on Monday the signing of four student-athletes toscholarship offers. The four include two junior college and two high schoolplayers. The junior college student-athletes are Bill Bullert, an offensivetackle from Shasta College in Redding, Calif., and Chris Gaeta, a widereceiver from Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz. The two high schoolstudent-athletes are Derek Armah, a wide receiver/running back fromLawnside, N.J., and Justin Scott a noseguard from Avondale, Ariz.
"We were able to utilize scholarships we had available to bring infour talented individuals," said third-year UW head coach Dana Dimel. "Wefeel these four young men each have the ability to make significantcontributions to our program this coming season and for seasons to come.The four will really help fortify a number of positions on our footballteam. I'm extremely excited that they have chosen to become a part of theWyoming Football program."
Derek Armah is a 5-10, 185-pound freshman from Lawnside, N.J. Aquarterback his junior and senior seasons in high school, he threw for 18touchdowns and over 1,400 yards and rushed for over 1,300 as a high-schoolsenior. While he quarterbacked a one-back offense in high school, he isexpected to play wide receiver or running back at Wyoming. Armah led HaddonHeights High School to a 10-2 record in '98, advancing to the statechampionship game where they finished as the Group 2 State Runner-up. Armahserved as team captain both his junior and senior seasons. He was coachedin high school by Al Mailahan. An All-State selection for South JerseyGroup 2, he was one of the most versatile athletes in Haddon Heights schoolhistory. He played wide receiver as a freshman and sophomore, before movingto quarterback, and he was a four-year starter at cornerback. Armah alsoreturned punts and kickoffs, and served as his team's punter his juniorseason. The son of Vida Armah, he was also recruited by Kentucky, Marylandand Temple.
Bill Bullert is a 6-6, 320-pound junior from Shasta College inRedding, Calif. He was a California Community College All-NorthernCalifornia selection in '98 as an offensive tackle, and won his team's "IronNight" award as the team's top weightlifter both his freshman and sophomoreseasons. Bullert led his Shasta College team to an 8-3 record in 1998,culminating in an appearance in the Graffiti Bowl in Modesto, Calif. He wascoached in junior college by Craig Thompson. Originally from Redding,Calif., Bullert played at Enterprise High School where he was a CaliforniaAll-Section honoree for head coach Clay Erro. The son of W. Carol andWilliam J. Bullert, he was also recruited by Arizona State, Hawai'i, UNLVand Oregon State. His older brother, Michael, played offensive line atWillamette University in Salem, Ore., and helped them to an NAIA NationalRunnerup season during his career. Born May 27, 1977.
Chris Gaeta is a 5-11, 185-pound junior from Phoenix College inPhoenix, Ariz. His final season at Phoenix College, Gaeta had 33 receptionsfor 411 yards and scored four touchdowns as a wide receiver. He was a FirstTeam All-Conference selection as a sophomore at Phoenix College. He alsowas an outstanding kick returner in junior college. Gaeta has excellentspeed, running a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and a 10.8 in the 100-yard dash.He was coached in junior college by John Allen. Originally from Chandler,Ariz., Gaeta attended Seton Catholic Prep in Chandler. As a high schoolsenior, he was a First Team All-State selection as a wide receiver andparticipated in the Arizona All-Star Game. His senior season, SetonCatholic posted a 9-2 record, advancing to the Arizona Class 2A semifinals.An outstanding high school baseball player, Gaeta was a First Team All-Stateselection as a center fielder. The son of Mary Bredimus and Ron Gaeta, hewas also recruited by Rutgers and Toledo. Born Dec. 21, 1977.
Justin Scott is a 6-0, 250-pound freshman from Avondale, Ariz.Looked at as a noseguard by the Wyoming coaching staff, Scott played bothrunning back and defensive tackle as a high school junior. An outstandingall-around athlete, Scott played running back exclusively his senior seasonof '98. His senior year, he rushed for over 1,100 yards on 150 carries andscored 15 touchdowns, averaging over six yards per carry. Scott also postedtwo 200-yard rushing games. He led his Agua Fria High School team to a 12-2record in '98 as they finished as runnerup for the 4A State title. Anoutstanding track and field athlete, as well, Scott placed second in statein the discus in the spring of '99, and won two Arizona regionalchampionships in the discus as a junior and senior. The son of Betty Scottand William Poindexter, he was also recruited by Oregon and Oregon State.Born Dec. 2, 1980.
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown (Last School) Derek Armah WR/RB 5-10 185 Fr. Lawnside, N.J. (Haddon Heights)
Bill Bullert OT 6-6 320 Jr. Redding, Calif. (Shasta College)
Chris Gaeta WR 5-11 185 Jr. Chandler, Ariz. (Phoenix College)
Justin Scott NG 6-0 250 Fr. Avondale, Ariz. (Agua Fria)