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Recruiting Roundup 9-11

Monthly Look At Recruiting Rankings

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It was a lighter week in Mountain West recruiting, although with 5 teams playing at home this weekend, there may be some visitor updates over the next few days. That being said, the commits keep coming in every week, so let’s take a look at the recruiting rankings from Rivals, Scout, and 247 (Composite).

Rivals MWC Rankings:

  1. Boise State
  2. Nevada
  3. San Diego State
  4. Fresno State
  5. Colorado State
  6. UNLV
  7. Air Force
  8. Hawaii
  9. Wyoming
  10. New Mexico
  11. Utah State
  12. San Jose State (Rivals doesn’t list SJSU)

Scout MWC Rankings:

  1. Colorado State
  2. San Diego State
  3. Boise State
  4. Fresno State
  5. Nevada
  6. UNLV
  7. Air Force
  8. Hawaii
  9. New Mexico
  10. Wyoming
  11. San Jose State
  12. Utah State

247 Composite Rankings:

  1. Colorado State
  2. San Diego State
  3. Boise State
  4. Fresno State
  5. Nevada
  6. UNLV
  7. Air Force
  8. Hawaii
  9. New Mexico
  10. Wyoming
  11. San Jose State
  12. Utah State

Observations/Thoughts:

  1. Scout and 247 have the exact same rankings. Since they merged together, that isn’t surprising. I listed them both because their rankings seemed to be calculated differently still (they have different points on the right hand column) but I may stop doing that going forward.
  2. Colorado State and Nevada have the biggest differences between sites, and it’s mainly because of unlisted commits. As discussed last time, MWC recruiting isn’t necessarily a priority for the recruiting sites, and because of this, lists are sometimes inaccurate. While most teams only have 1 or 2 commits difference, the Rams and Wolfpack have a greater divide. Scout/247 list CSU as top in the conference thanks to their 18 listed commits. However, Rivals lists their number at 12, dropping them down to 5th. For Nevada, Rivals has them listed with the second best recruiting class in the conference while the two other sites rank their current class at 5th. They are comparative with 3 stars (5 on 247, 4 on Rivals, 3 on Scout). The difference seems to be every recruit is ranked on Rivals, where Scout has 3 of their commits unranked, which drops their overall ranking. This highlights the differences in ratings on recruiting sites.
  3. Again with CSU, Rivals has them listed with 1 3 star, while Scout lists 1 4 star and 8 3 stars.
  4. In terms of points and average star rankings, Boise State continues to lead the charge. On Rivals, the Broncos have an average star ranking of 2.89 while the Wolfpack is the next closest at 2.33. The points on the other two sites are closer, with Scout having BSU just edging out SDSU 82.22 to 79.42, and 82.64 to 80.89 on 247. 247 total points (maybe for composite?) have CSU leading the way with 130.65 with SDSU and BSU as the only other two teams over 100.
  5. SJSU has three big factors going against them in recruiting unfortunately. The first is lack of success on the field over the years. The second is a new staff (which could be positive or negative. Nevada and Fresno State are experiencing this as a positive despite also coming off a poor record last season.) and the third are a lack of available spots in this class. With only 12 outgoing seniors, they won’t be able to take many more than that in this class. Look for them to currently be investing time in the 2019 class as well as this one.
  6. San Diego State has been quiet on the recruiting from this past month, not picking up a commit since the end of July. However, don’t count them out. They consistently have solid recruiting classes come February and you can be sure high school players in the talent-rich California are taking notice of their on the play field, most recently defeating the Sun Devils in Arizona.

Recruiting Tidbits:

  • OL Sry Riley was offered by Utah State
  • ATH Alijah Allen was offered by New Mexico
  • 2019 LB Spencer Lytle was offered by Air Force
  • DB Josh Ofili committed to Air Force
  • DB Jordan Humphrey announced his commitment to Nevada. He had committed last week but remained silent.
  • OL Kekaniokoa Gonzalez committed to Boise State.