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MWC Recruiting Roundup 4-23-18

Another week of recruiting updates and interviews.

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We are in the thick of spring recruiting updates, and had a mix of everything going on this past week. Wyoming and Colorado State had their spring games, so expect some visitors to make some twitter posts over the next few days. Boise State, Hawaii, and a few others hosted quite a few visitors last weekend and there are some recaps from visitors below. There was one new commitment by Fresno State, while San Jose State and Utah State have started their spring evaluation visits. Also, the offers keep rolling out; 24 by our count, with the Falcons leading the way with over half of them all by themselves. They take the lead photo this week.

Commitment Spotlight

JUCO QB Hunter Raquet (Fresno State)

“So obviously it’s a California school and I’m a California kid I’m not too far away from home, The vibe I get when I’m in Fresno is like that hometown feeling everyone rallies around everyone and that’s hard to find some places, and obviously when you get a chance to play for coach that is nationally well-known you can’t pass that offer up. After talking to Coach DeBoer, he says what I do on film works great with what they do in their offense. Coach Tedford says I have this grit and I do. I want to get things done for my team and my coaches, whatever it takes. And when I arrive there next year I’m going with the mentality that I’m going to be the fourth or fifth string guy and I’m going to grind day in and day out and work for that starting spot. I can always improve, but I would have to say I have a lot of faith in my arm and my running ability, but I’m never going to settle on that, just keep improving, try and reach the next step. I am planning on on being a mid-year grad, and will have three years to play two.”

Visit Recaps

LB Casey Kline (Boise State)

“The coaching staff was unbelievable! I already made a strong connection with two other commits that play what I play, so our position room would be an enjoyable atmosphere for sure. The coaches are looking at my for their Stud-backer position. I really enjoyed the time they put in to actually get to know the personal side of me, along with the 1 on 1 time I got with them. They really like my athletic ability to come off the edge and cover in space, and they just talked about how I would fit in to their system. I felt like more of a priority by the staff for sure, got the impression that the coaches genuinely cared for me, which was different. As for next steps, I want to get up to Washington State for sure, and I have no timeline on decision yet.”

RB Felipe Izumi (San Jose State)

“The facilities were great, I especially loved the weight room and the stadium. And the campus is right downtown which I loved, and also there are a lot of good job opportunities there in silicon valley. And their football program is really appealing to me because I love the energy coach Brennan brings and I feel like it’s gonna be a really good program in these coming seasons. I talked to their RB coach when I went out there and he asked me to come back in June for their camp, and I’m working hard for my goal of getting an offer while I’m competing there. I also talked with their recruiting coordinator while I was there and he gave me a tour of the whole University.

LB Braiden Manusina (Utah State)

“My visit to Utah State was great!! The facilities were pretty sweet. The academics there are great according to the recruiter and that the football players are encouraged into a degree they want to pursue. Also the coaches and staff care about each individual player and they will try to take care of their needs. I talked to their new OLB coach but we just got to know each other and the other coaches already left to visit schools of other players so didn’t get to speak with anyone else. But right now the plan is that they will will watch out for my senior film and told me to keep my grades up.”

Recruiting Tidbits

Offers:

  • WR Ricky Pearsall was offered by Air Force
  • WR Blake Thorpe was offered by Air Force
  • WR/DB Evan Williams was offered by Air Force
  • WR/DB Khyheem Waleed was offered by Air Force
  • LB Blake Antzoulatos was offered by Air Force
  • QB/LB John Ward was offered by Air Force
  • OL Carson Shaffer was offered by Air Force
  • S/RB Trenton Johnson was offered by Air Force
  • DB Nate Polk was offered by Air Force
  • DB Jake Bailey was offered by Air Force
  • LB Cole Aubrey was offered by Air Force
  • LB Clay Randall was offered by Air Force
  • OL/DL Jacob Golden was offered by Air Force and Nevada
  • RB Sean Dollars was offered by Nevada
  • DB/WR Jeremiah Criddell was offered by Nevada
  • RB/LB Jordan Wilmore was offered by SDSU
  • RB Kyron Cumby was offered by SDSU
  • CB Kyu Kelly was offered by UNLV
  • OL/DL Brandon Yates was offered by UNLV
  • WR/DB Sione Vaki was offered by Utah State
  • DL Gino Quinones was offered by Utah State
  • LB Syrr Barnes was offered by Utah State
  • DE Isaac Townsend was offered by Wyoming

Visits:

  • QB Alex Padilla visited Boise State (last week)
  • QB Kaiden Bennet visited Boise State (last week)
  • S Chris Adimora visited Boise State (last week)
  • K Max Meyers visited Boise State (last week)
  • RB/WR Leonard Mosley visited Colorado State (last week)
  • OL Konner Gomness visited Fresno State
  • DB Kashtian Ioane visited Hawaii
  • OL Julius Buelow visited Hawaii (last week)
  • LB Nick Herbig visited Hawaii (last week)
  • TE Hayden Hatten visited Nevada
  • LB Hogan Hatten visited Nevada
  • LB Braiden Manusina visited Utah State (last week)
  • RB Brad Roberts visited Wyoming (last week)

Spring Evaluation:

  • San Jose State: El Cerrito HS, Los Medanos College
  • Utah State: Orem HS

Commits:

  • JUCO QB Hunter Raquet committed to Fresno State

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