Wednesday was a good day for the San Jose State football team, as head coach Ron Caragher got four more verbal's for the class of 2016.
JaQuan Blackwell was the biggest commit of the day. Rated as a three-star wide receiver from Perris, California. The 6-foot and 183 pound product from Citrus Hills chose to continue his football career at Sane Jose State over the Utah Utes. This is a pretty good win for Caragher and his recruiting staff, as the 247 Crystal Ball had him predicted him as a 100 percent chance to choose the Utah Utes over the Spartans.
Here are highlights from his 2013 season.
Here is a nice one-handed catch at a camp.
The other two commits were Cameron Smith and Marquise Green. Both are unrated per the 247Sports recruiting services. Marquise Green is a big cornerback (6'1"/173 pounds) coming out of Eisenhower Senior in Rialto, California.
His only offer from a D-1 school was the Spartans, so no real surprise there that he gave his commitment. Smith is another big receiver coming from Eleanor Roosevelt. Listed at 6'1"/175 pounds, Smith is a slightly bigger guy than Blackwell, but isn't ranked per the 247Sports recruiting services. Like Green, the only D-1 offer that Smith had was from San Jose State.
You can view Green's high school video here:
And Smith's highlights:
The fourth commitment was wide receiver B.J. Brown. Brown was unaware of the other three commits the Spartans received on the same day.
"I just decided, I didn't know anything about (the others)," Brown told Scout.com. "I saw it a whole bunch on twitter. I was like, ‘oh wow, that's a lot of commits.' And then I committed today. Wow"
"We looked into it, the academics, the sports, to be a student-athlete. Then his parents said, ‘if that's the school you want to go to, then you could go.' I felt like San Jose State was a great fit for me."
San Jose State offered at a recent camp two weeks ago and it was his first and only offer, Nevada was showing interest.
This gets the Spartans class of 2016 up to seven commits thus far, and ranked second highest in the Mountain West Conference, only trailing Boise State.