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MWC Recruiting Roundup 1-22

Lots of new commits, including a million for Air Force

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If you’ve been keeping score on all the recruiting news of this week, then good for you! Also, you’ve probably burned through a few pages worth of notes. If you haven’t, don’t worry, we have you covered. Air Force led the way again with 12 commits, which is a huge amount. Trying to get info on how their recruiting is alike and different from other schools. Nevada also secured three commits this week. Read about some of the commits below (more to come later in the week):

Commitment Spotlight:

JUCO DB Dejohn Rodgers (New Mexico)

“I committed to New Mexico mainly because I wanted to play under Coach Davie. He is a well-known coach and I’ve heard many good things about him. The coaches have told me that they need a returner and they liked how I can move as a returner in open space. Also as a CB they liked my ball skills. So I’ll have a shot to compete for a spot there also.”

DB Tre Jenkins (SJSU)

“I decided to commit because I examined all of my options thoroughly and I felt like this is the best place for me. I like that the silicon valley is right there and for me that’s the best place for computer engineering. Also, it’s only a couple hours away from home. I feel like this team has a lot of special talent and the coaches are going to do well over the next couple of years to use the talent that we have to become a dominant program. The coaching staff has recruited me as a safety and said that I have a good shot at playing and starting as a true freshman.”

LB Karlos Dillard (Air Force)

“The biggest factors in my commitment were basically which college would help me become a better person and give me the best opportunities to achieve my goals. Best combination of sports and education. Plus it would mold me into a better person/man. It sets me for life. An opportunity I could not pass up. They said they want me to play in the middle of the defense as a Mike linebacker. They like my physicality and sideline to sideline speed. They like the way I am always around the ball. I have a strong relationship with the coaches, especially Coach Toth, Coach Van, Coach Cross, and Coach Calhoun.”

JUCO DL Tristan Nichols (Nevada)

“The level of comfortability and trust I have with the coaches is what really did it. The opportunity to come in and be apart of the turnaround and ability to make in instant impact was just a bonus. I’m excited about the new brand of football Coach Jay and his staff are bringing to the table. It’s going to be a great thing to be a part of. They really love my athleticism along with my length and versatility. I’ll be used as an end in a 5 tech while going in and also playing a 4 and 3 technique sometimes. I think some of the traits I can bring in are my experience with playing at the JUCO level and my athleticism on the defensive line.”

Recruiting Tidbits:

Offers:

  • WR JJ Tucker was offered by UNLV
  • DE/LB Malcolm Johnson was offered by UNLV
  • DB Andrew Jenkins was offered by Air Force
  • LB Justin Tymes was offered by Air Force
  • DB/WR Corvan Otanez was offered by Air Force
  • 2019 Daniel Heimuli was offered by SJSU
  • 2019 DE/TE Jackson Cloyd was offered by Nevada
  • 2019 DB Kyron White was offered by Nevada
  • RB Conner Allen was offered by Boise State (PWO)
  • WR/RB Enoch Nawahine was offered by Boise State (PWO)
  • 2019 WR/DB Mycah Pittman was offered by Boise State
  • 2020 WR Johnny Wilson was offered by Boise State

Commits:

  • WR/S Teyjohn Herrington committed to Nevada
  • JUCO DT Tristan Nichols committed to Nevada
  • RB Toa Taua committed to Nevada
  • RB Miguel Fulgencio committed to Wyoming
  • DB Tre Jenkins committed to SJSU
  • JUCO DB Dejohn Rodgers committed to New Mexico
  • LB Karene Reid committed to Utah State
  • ATH Elijah Shelton committed to Utah State
  • OL Tyler Casados committed to Air Force
  • LB Karlos Dillard committed to Air Force
  • DE Ikenna Enechukwu committed to Air Force
  • WR Khaleb Hood committed to Air Force
  • LB Jaylen Jones committed to Air Force
  • OL Andrew Meyer committed to Air Force
  • QB Doc Bonner committed to Air Force
  • OL Jack Davis committed to Air Force
  • WR/CB Qawi Ntsasa committed to Air Force
  • WR/DB Eli DeRoon committed to Air Force
  • DB Zeke Robbins committed to Air Force
  • RB Tristian Kwon committed to Air Force

Decommits:

  • Shamar Whestone decommitted from Fresno State

In-home visits:

Boise State visited:

  • QB Brock Purdy, QB Riley Smith, DT Niti Liu, DB Taric LeBeauf, OL Thomas Wade, Christian Brothers HS, L.D. Bell HS, Orem HS, Modesto Junior College

UNLV visited:

  • OL Thomas Wade

San Jose State visited:

  • DL Semisi Saluni
  • Oakland HS

New Mexico visited:

  • South Oak Cliff HS

Fresno State visited:

  • DL Leonard Payne (commit)

Wyoming visited:

  • TE Jackson Marcotte (commit)

Utah State visited:

  • L.D. Bell High School
  • OL Logan Wells

Visits:

  • DL Tristan Nichols visited Nevada
  • DT Matt Kjeldgaard visited Fresno State
  • OL Jaden Hoyt visited Air Force
  • WR/DB Andre Hunt visited SDSU
  • OL William Dunkle visited SDSU
  • QB Riley Smith visited Boise State
  • JUCO WR Michael Thomas visited Hawaii

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