It’s the most wonderful time of the year (if you like to follow recruiting). The regular season of football games has come to a close, but that means recruiting is going to heat up over the next two months. As one decreases, the other increases. It won’t be reflected as much in this week’s edition, but look for lots of official visits, in-home visits by coaches, as well as new offers and maybe even some commits in next week’s edition, and the next few weeks to come. There was no clear cut winner... until Sunday evening when Fresno State picked up a 4-star commit. The Bulldogs get the banner this week.
Starting Sunday November 25th and going through December 15th, we are now in what is known as a Contact Period. Per the NCAA website, this is what the contact period means:
What is a contact period?
During a contact period a college coach may have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, watch student-athletes compete and visit their high schools, and write or telephone student-athletes or their parents.
This is the time of year where coaches (including the head coach) can conduct in-home visits with recruits. Rules allow one of these such visits between a school and recruit within a week. It’s also a time of year where many new offers and commits occur. Coaches tend to visit multiple recruits each week to maximize their time.
OL Jacob Golden (Boise State)
“I liked how much they still believed in me and my ability to play for them and how much effort they put into the planning of the trips schedule. When they would mention something about the transition into college the said they trust me and don’t worry about me giving effort in the weight room or maintaining the GPA they want or how they think I will add to the teams character. It makes me feel like I fit in with the guys there. The game was one of the craziest I’ve ever been to from the fans to the traditions they have before the game like the bronco walk down University avenue, the bronco running down the field to lead the players, even the guys coming out shirtless for warm ups no matter the weather was pretty cool too. And speech before the game Coach Harsin would talk about something he’s preached all year; that there are no guarantees only opportunities and last night the guys got the opportunity they’ve been working for all season. I already knew some of the guys but we spent a lot of time with the players and got to hang out with the other recruits a lot too we did everything together. Overall it was a great experience and a good win for us.”
DB Deven Jarvis (Boise State)
“It was a great visit. The city was great and so was the relationships between the students and the school and the players on the team, which is cool because academics are very important. The coaches told me that they really want me to go there and they want me to play safety for them. In high school we ran a similar defense so I think I will fit in well with their scheme and they they see me playing a field safety for them if I were to end up there. Between them and Fresno State, they are both good schools and they both have amazing coaching staffs. Those are the two schools I’m looking at right now.
DE/LB Isaiah Bagnah (Boise State)
Here’s our post from Wednesday featuring quotes from Bagnah on his commitment.
DE Aaron Bredsguard (Utah State)
“What really sealed the deal was how much the coaches there believe in me. They have a great feel up there as well, I went to almost all the home games and the way the community and student body gets behind the team is awesome. It was just the right fit for me. I live in Farmington Utah about an hour and a half away. And just by the phone calls and a couple of face to face interaction through camps and things like that. They just always comment on how through the years I’ve just gotten better and better. They plan to play me at DE and maybe a bit at outsider linebacker. I think I fit well there because I’m really aggressive with my hands. And I learn a lot about the teams I play so I know what is coming.”
OL TJ Storment (Colorado State)
“It’s a perfect fit. I had four other officials lined up that I cancelled after the visit. I knew it was where God wanted me. I am a man of faith and integrity and it is something I value. The CSU coaching staff are also some of the best people I have ever met. Coach Bobo and Coach Johnson are very honest and value their faith and making players great people off the field just as much as they do making you a good football player. I know the program is going in the right direction and it’s something I want to be a part of. They said I was the top guy on their board and that is why I was the only official they brought in that weekend. Both of their starting OT’s are graduating and I want to go somewhere where I have the opportunity to start immediately at left tackle. Coach Johnson flew in to watch me play a few weeks into the season when they offered me. He said he saw that I was aggressive, technical and had the ability to be coached and he thinks I am a guy who can have an immediate impact. Lastly the academics; I trade equities and options and I really liked the finance program at CSU as well. Coaches also said I would have the opportunity to get my masters degree paid for as well which is a goal of mine.”
- JUCO WR Andrew Parchment was offered by Colorado State
- JUCO LB Vic Viramontes was offered by Colorado State
- LB Javanz Dornners was offered by New Mexico
- DT Sione Asi was offered by New Mexico
- ATH Isaiah Holiness was offered by SJSU
- DE Amiri Johnson visited Boise State
- OL Benjamin Dooley visited Boise State
- DB Deven Jarvis visited Boise State
- OL Jacob Golden visited Boise State
- DE Jaden Jinkerson visited Fresno State (unofficial)
- DL Jordan Britton committed to Air Force
- LB/DE Isaiah Bagnah announced his committed to Boise State (he committed the previous week)
- OL TJ Storment committed to Colorado State
- ATH Jalen Cropper committed to Fresno State
- DE Aaron Bredsguard committed to Utah State
Be sure to follow @Mike_SBN on Twitter for all the latest MWC recruiting news.