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Future Mountain West players to watch from national signing day

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Who were the top players from the Mountain West on signing day.

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There is a lot of info that smacks you in the face for National Letter of Intent day and picking out winners and losers is a tough go on teenagers who may not even see the field for a few years. That does not mean we can look through the conference and point out a few players to highlight.

New Mexico landed an interesting recruit in JUCO offensive lineman Avery Jordan. First off, Jordan is a two-sport star who played basketball in addition to football. He stands at 6-foot-4, and 295 pounds and that makes for a huge basketball player. The key trait with Jordan is that he is the younger brother of Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, so there is plenty of athleticism that runs in the family.

Boise State is going to have the top class and despite them having plenty of quarterback depth with sophomore-to-be Brett Rypien likely being under center for the next three years, the Broncos still are going after quarterbacks. They signed a three-star signal-caller Jake Constantine

A redshirt year is likely coming in 2016 and then sitting behind Rypien for a few more years could set up Constantine to be ready to go if he progresses as expected to be the Boise State starting quarterback for two seasons.

The Hawaii Warriors are in a tough spot with a new head coach and this recruiting class was going to struggle with the transition and the main issue was the volume of players and not necessarily the talent.

Quarterback has been an issue for the Warriors the past few years new head coach Nick Rolovich may have found who they are looking for in dual-threat quarterback Cole McDonald. This could be the type of quarterback that can thrive in what likely could be an offense similar to what Rolovich ran at Nevada.

San Jose State is losing tight end Billy Freeman but they might have his replacement from the 2016 recruiting class in Cameron Woodard. His offers were from the Mountain West but bigger schools were also looking at him, but Woodard chose the Spartans because of how they used the tight end.

Woodard's size is more of a traditional tight end at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, but he has hands and wants to be used in the passing game and the Spartans offense reflects that.