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Commitment Spotlight 1-3

In their own words, recruits discuss why they committed to their respective schools over the past few weeks.

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Even though recruiting news has been a bit slower the past two weeks since the Dead Period started, there has still been a few players making their commitments to Mountain West schools. We have you covered with some interviews with the new commits:

Commitment Spotlight:

RB Danny Smith (Boise State)

“The offense fits me; the surroundings in Boise reminded me of home in Arkansas. The coaches are very intelligent, they care for each athlete, not only for football purposes but for us growing into men. They made me feel like family as soon as I walked through the doors. They were also my first offer. I have been in love with nature since I was in 1st grade. Boise State is just the school for a country boy like me!!”

JUCO DB Luqman Barcoo (SDSU)

“I just like the culture of their program and I feel that they are a strong coached team who push their athletes to be the best players they could possibly be and that’s the type of atmosphere I would love to be in. Also, the fact that I’m from San Diego had a big impact on my decision, there’s nothing better than representing your own state! I like how serious and dedicated the coaches are towards their program. They do not play games and are very serious about what they are trying to accomplish. I’m not sure exactly what attributes it was which led to them pursuing but I believe my size, speed, and athleticism convinced them that I would be a great fit for their secondary. However, They did mention that they like my maturity and they understand that I have already struggled and overcame a lot in life. They just feel I would be a good fit for their program.”

OL Kiko Nunez (Air Force)

“The biggest factors were the great opportunity I was blessed with and the great football program they have there. Coach Russ and I built a great relationship when we first started talking in May. I’ve talked with Coach Calhoun as well as come other coaches and they all sound like great people. They plan on having me at center and they like my athleticism and leadership when playing. I’m excited and I’m ready to play some Air Force football!”

OL Jaden Hoyt (Air Force)

“The opportunities coming out of the Academy are amazing and like no other place, and I have the opportunity to be a part of a prestigious school, an awesome football team, and follow in the footsteps of relatives that have served. Coach Rud has been the main coach recruiting me and he’s taken lots of time to come down and visit, phone calls, and is an awesome guy who’s fired up about winning. I’m taking a visit in 3 weeks so I’m really looking forward to getting up there and meeting and getting to know all the other coaches there. I believe that I will be used at the guard position but I’ll find out more about my role on my visit”