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MWC Recruiting Roundup 12-17-18

The last roundup before Early Signing Day.

NCAA Football: UNLV at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the last MWC Recruiting Roundup before the December Signing Day. This was the last weekend for schools to get recruits in for official visits. Like the past few weeks, there was tons of news and action going on. By our count, there were 16 new offers, 16 official visits, and 24 new commitments. Boise State, Nevada, and SJSU hauled in three new commits each, but UNLV came away with four, so they’ll grab the banner this week.

Commitment Spotlight

DB Kieran Clark (Nevada)

“After careful consideration of which program would give me the best opportunities; I chose to cut the recruitment process short and chose to hone my talents at Nevada. I believe the coaching staff will do just that and more. I feel blessed...ready to take the next step in life. The recruiting staff and I built a great relationship and our visions for my development were aligned. I’m truly humbled to be apart of such a great program! From day one they treated my parents and I like family, taking interest in my goals both academically and athletically. I felt the overall experience was special. I will major in Political Science and Minor Criminal Justice. Not really sure the specifics but they informed me I would play an intricate role in an already hungry defense. I feel I can play anywhere on this defense. I tackle well enough to play safety and I’m fast enough to guard any receiver. The next four years will be fun.”

JUCO DB Cortez Davis (Hawaii)

“Because it was out of my comfort zone, I felt like out of all of my offers they were the school that would push me the most to become a complete player, athlete, and man. I fell in love with the strong family oriented atmosphere as well. Coach Rolo and Abe talked about life and not just football. I could tell they liked me as a person and not just a athlete. With Coach Abe’s experience in the NFL I trust his techniques and coaching style because he knows what it takes to get to the next level. He has a resume of players playing in the NFL right now to speak for its self. They want me at corner and Nickel-back. I think I’m a good fit back there due to my speed, length, and physicality. I’ll be on campus for the spring semester.”

WR Dev Jennings (Wyoming)

“My biggest factors in choosing Wyoming were how genuine the coaches, staff, and players were. They made me feel welcomed and important. I feel this is somewhere I can grow and succeed academically and athletically. Knowing the coaches were genuine was a gut feeling. After talking to other players on the team and listening to their experiences at Wyoming, my feelings were confirmed. They took the time to answer all and any questions my family and I had. They want me to play both inside and outside WR. I have very good hands and will go up and get the ball if I have too to make the catch. I’ll be enrolling in January.”

DL Eliel Ehimare (UNLV)

“Well, the biggest reason for my commitment is that the staff cared about me. Coach Samuel, Coach Skip, and Coach Sanchez really have my best interest at heart and I think we all have a common goal in winning and showcasing my talent. From the training staff, players, coaches, and front office guys—all the way to the head coach, they really want me to succeed and the environment is perfect for me to do just that. I can’t put my finger on it but I know they’re all experienced in one way or another. I think these experiences and things they’ve seen over their time as coaches has built a base of knowledge they can draw from and teach me more about the game and about life. Coach Samuel especially looks like he really has a heart for my situation and wants to help me.

Visit Recap

LB Seth Robinson (UNLV)

“I really enjoyed getting a chance to meet the entire coaching staff, getting a tour of the Fertitta Football Complex, as well as getting the opportunity to spend some quality time with Coach Sanchez, and meeting the rest of the recruiting class. I feel we bonded greatly. We all went to go hang out and eat together and we all related to certain things. Usually talked about football, where we came from, who we know, what positions we play, etc. We talked about my major at UNLV and how him and the coaching staff’s main goal is to get their guys a degree before they leave college. I fit into their defense as a pass rush/cover hybrid. There’ll be formations where I’ll be up on the line of scrimmage and other plays where I may play off. It’s all situational and with my size and body structure, I fit that role nicely.”

DB Xavier Goldsmith (Colorado State)

“I really liked just being able to spend time with the coaches and future and current players. I‘m enrolling early and in the spring they’ll be using me at nickel so I need to learn the playbook and be ready to work. I’m really excited it’ll be a big adjustment but just got to work.”

Recruiting Updates:

Offers:

  • 2020 QB Khalan Griffin was offered by Air Force
  • DE Steven Parker was offered by Colorado State
  • LB Devin Nicholson was offered by Colorado State
  • LB Devo Bridges was offered by Colorado State and SDSU
  • WR James Phillips was offered by Hawaii
  • JUCO LB Quinn Perry was offered by Hawaii
  • DB Brandon Shivers was offered by New Mexico
  • DB/WR Nathan Polk was offered by New Mexico
  • JUCO DB Antonio Hunt was offered by New Mexico
  • JUCO OL Jacob Jankoviak was offered by New Mexico
  • 2020 OL Nofoafia Tulafono was offered by New Mexico
  • Jonah Tavai was offered by SDSU
  • JUCO DB Will Brocchini was offered by SJSU
  • 2020 DL Tai Tuinel was offered by UNLV
  • RB Peyton Dixon was offered by Wyoming
  • WR Isaiah Neyor was offered by Wyoming

Visits:

  • DB Xavier Goldsmith visited Colorado State
  • DB Dom Tatum visited Colorado State
  • DB Shilo Sanders visited Colorado State
  • WR Ty McCullough visited Colorado State
  • JUCO OL Ahina Aitogi visited Colorado State
  • DB Marquae Kirkendoll visited New Mexico
  • DL Omar Darame visited New Mexico
  • QB Travis Mumphrey visited UNLV
  • WR Steve Jenkins visited UNLV
  • WR Malik Weasley visited UNLV
  • LB Seth Robinson visited UNLV
  • LB Jacoby Windmon visited UNLV
  • JUCO DB Allante Leapheart visited SDSU
  • OL Jelani Newman visited SJSU
  • JUCO QB Stoney Waters visited SJSU
  • JUCO OL Scott Breslin visited SJSU
  • JUCO LB Cameron Hanson visited SJSU

Commits:

  • DE Desmond Dorceus committed to Air Force
  • DE Demetrius Dorceus committed to Air Force
  • 1 unknown player has committed to Boise State
  • DE Dylan Hall has committed to Boise State
  • CB Markel Reed has committed to Boise State
  • CB Keevan Bailey committed to Colorado State
  • DE Cian Quiroga committed to Colorado State
  • JUCO DB Cortez Davis committed Hawaii
  • JUCO DL Mason Vega committed to Hawaii
  • DB Kieran Clark committed to Nevada
  • LB Javanz Dornners committed to Nevada
  • JUCO OL Trey Price committed to Nevada
  • QB Joe Green committed to SDSU
  • WR Isaiah Holiness committed to SJSU
  • LB Jordan Cobbs committed to SJSU
  • DB BJ Johnson committed to SJSU
  • JUCO OL Vic Viramontes committed to UNLV
  • JUCO DL Eliel Ehimare committed to UNLV
  • JUCO DE Tavai Tuitasi committed to UNLV
  • JUCO OL Jackson McCullough committed to UNLV
  • DB Akili Arnold committed Utah State
  • K Jake Walrath committed Utah State
  • ATH Dadrion Taylor committed to Utah State
  • WR Dev Jennings committed to Wyoming

In-home visits:

Air Force

  • Coach Vaughn visited DL Jordan Britton
  • Coach Miller visited RB Charles Bein
  • Coach Means visited ATH Jordan Blakely
  • Coach Jones visited TE Caden Blum

Boise State:

  • Coach Danielson visited DE Casey Kline
  • Coach Hill visited QB Hank Bachmeier

Colorado State:

  • Visited South Oak Cliff HS

Nevada:

  • Coach Chamoures visited DB Cam Stephens

New Mexico:

  • Coach Tuitele visited JUCO OL Ahina Aitogi
  • Coach Davie and Coach Tuitele visited JUCO OL Jacob Jankoviak
  • Visited OL Cade Briggs
  • Visited Triton HS
  • Visited Saguaro HS

San Jose State:

  • Visited Los Medanos College

UNLV:

  • Coach Justice visited TE Rahmod Smith
  • Coach Simmons visited DE Matty Horne
  • Coach Burkett visited JUCO OL Ryan Tantum

Wyoming:

  • Coach Cooper visited DE Jaylen Pate
  • Coach Bath visited OL Jake Lookabaugh

Decommitments:

  • WR Marcus Miller decommited from Air Force
  • WR Grantis Poole decommited from UNLV
  • DL Austin Williams decommitted from Colorado State and committed to Colorado

Additional:

  • JUCO WR Keric Wheatfall listed a top 5 which includes 4 MWC schools: Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Utah State
  • Peyton Dixon will commit on the 19th. His top 5 includes 4 MWC schools: Fresno State, Nevada, UNLV, Wyoming

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