Take a breath. The past month or so has been going 100 miles an hour in the recruiting world and we’ve been doing our best to keep up with it all. I would imagine the coaches and recruiting staff are enjoying a bit of a down period, but there is no true break in recruiting. Now that the majority of the classes are signed, the time between now and February is devoted to identifying the players needed to complete the class.
As you can see below, there are many less offers and commitments compared to previous weeks. I’ll be honest, this post doesn’t include every single offer or commitment that came about on Wednesday. Our Recruiting Tracker does have every player who signed on Wednesday and this one includes most of the action that happened before and after.
The latest offers point to two things, primarily. The first is that some teams can now use this time to get a head start on future classes. Below you will see a few 2020 and beyond offers and I’d expect more in the coming weeks. Secondly, the offers also show what positions teams are still targeting for this class. For instance, Colorado State looks to be after a running back still, and a few other schools are trying to stock on on offensive or defensive lineman.
FYI, I put Colorado State on the banner for today as I liked the pieces they added in the past week or so to pull their class up from the cellar of the MWC.
We are now in what’s known as the Dead Period. That means coaches can have no direct contact with coaches. No on campus visits or coaching visits to schools, like we’ve been seeing the past few weeks. However, things are not as dead as the name would suggest.
New offers to recruits can still go out during this time and recruits can commit or decommit from schools. Once a week phone calls are still permissible, as are unlimited texts, twitter DMs and other forms of electronic communication are allowed, as long as they remain private. Also, if a recruit has already signed, then there are no restrictions.
Still on the Board...
K Ryan Fitzgerald
“I’m hearing from FAU, UCF, FSU, Ga Southern, Ga State, Ga Tech, Georgia, Kansas, Indiana, and Boise State. I’m open minded and I’ll explore each school and see what I think. I haven’t made any official visits yet. My goal is to try to visit as many schools as possible, officially and unofficially, in January. I know I want to visit Boise and Kansas since I’ve never been and I think it’d be fun to play at both. When it comes down to it, I want to play in big games, win, and I want to go somewhere where I could have an immediate impact.”
- 2020 TE Alex Lines was offered by Boise State
- 2020 OL/DL Cade Bennett was offered by Boise State
- RB Micah Kelly was offered by Colorado State
- RB Peter Hayes-Patrick was offered by Colorado State
- WR/CB Xavier Legette was offered by Colorado State
- LB Joshua Agbenou was offered by Colorado State
- DE Dorien Josey was offered by Colorado State
- 2022 ATH Tristian Smith was offered by Colorado State
- OL Zackary Gieg was offered by Fresno State
- OL Ryan Suliafu was offered by New Mexico
- JUCO DE Noah McGregor was offered by UNLV
- WR Micah Hilts was offered by Wyoming
- WR Jaylen Hearst committed to Colorado State
- CB Brandon Cross committed to Colorado State
- DB JL Skinner committed to Boise State
- JUCO WR Keric Wheatfall committed to Fresno State
- OL Arasi Mose committed to Hawaii
- JUCO DB Eric Cuffee committed to New Mexico
- JUCO Jacobi Hearn committed to New Mexico
- JUCO DB Antonio Hunt committed to New Mexico
- JUCO DB Shaddrick Lowery committed to New Mexico
- DB Nassir Sims committed to SDSU
- JUCO OL Scott Breslin committed to SJSU
- JUCO LB Cameron Hanson committed to SJSU
- K Chris Wood committed to SJSU
- P Josh Carlson committed to Utah State
- WR Isaiah Neyor committed to Wyoming
- OL Jack Lookabaugh committed to Wyoming
- DB Dom Tatum decommitted from Nevada
- TE Rahmod Smith decommitted from UNLV
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