The 2019 recruiting season is still a bit young, now entering the third month. In the Mountain West Conference, there are still only two verbal commitments. That doesn’t mean work isn’t being on the recruiting trail however. The aim of this post is to highlight some of that work by checking in on some of the quarterbacks with offers from teams in the MWC. Why quarterbacks? Why not? The actual answer is because quarterbacks tend to be some of the earliest to commit in a recruiting class. The reason QBs commit a bit earlier than others is mainly because most schools only take one high school QB in each class. Often this creates a bit of a domino effect where once a few commit and spots begin to fill up, the remaining QBs act with a bit more haste. Knowing all that, here are a few quarterbacks who took the time to share where they are at in the process.
“The Hawaii offer was actually my first offer, and currently my only one. I really like everything I have heard so far from the coaching staff, as well as the type of offense they run. The coaching staff and I talk about the program atmosphere at Hawaii, what it is like. They said they are discussing coming out to Arizona to watch me throw, that’s the next step at the moment. As a player, I have a lot of confidence in my accuracy and my decision making. Kurt Warner is the offensive coordinator at Desert Mountain so I credit him with my ability to read a defense. He’s been a huge help. As far as improvements, I mostly am working on continuing to work on my footwork and escaping the pocket when things break down.”
- MWC offers: Hawaii
“I recently visited Oregon State and I do not really have any more confirmed visits in the future yet. As far as the recruiting process I am still trying to figure out where I am the most comfortable to go ahead and make a decision. I am not really into creating a “top list” of schools. When I make my decision I’m just going to be pretty straight forward with my commitment. As far as schools, I am hearing the most from schools such as: Boise State, Cal, Oregon State, Vandy, Georgia, Wazzu and more. There are still a lot of schools recruiting me hard at the moment. With Boise State, they have built a solid relationship through consistent communication. There are a lot of positives when it comes to them; I am very comfortable with the coaching staff there. As far as Fresno State, my father is from the area and my Grandma still lives there. Fresno has an incredible résumé of Qbs making the NfL, and Coach Tedford is also one of the best when it comes to developing quarterbacks.”
- MWC offers: Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, UNLV
“No schools are standing out from the rest at the moment. I like both Nevada and SDSU and I know I could be successful in either of their systems in college. As a player, I am confident that I could go out of shotgun or under center. I’m good with the ball in my hands and at making decisions and I’m going to do whatever it takes to get the W for the team. This offseason I’m definitely becoming a better leader and I’m looking to improve everything about my game. I have been to Fresno State a couple of times and I would like to try too get to San Diego State soon hopefully. I really like the coaching staff that has come in; they have really changed Fresno State football for the better. Plus, it’s close to home so that’s not bad either.”
- MWC offers: Nevada, San Diego State
“So far just offers from Nevada and UNLV in the Mountain West. What I like about Nevada is the the coaching staff and the constant contact they’ve been with me as well trust they put in their Quarterbacks to control the offense and put them in the best situation each play and Reno is a great place. I like how UNLV is an up and coming program with a really excited head coach that seems like a great motivator, so being part of building that program into a power would be pretty cool. I haven’t visited either of those schools yet, but so far this spring I’ve visited CSU and I’m visiting Boise State on the 14th. I haven’t heard a ton from CSU though, but I’ve heard from BSU quite a bit. I like a lot of things about them and we’ll see what they have to say more in depth once I get up there. For CSU, I loved their facilities and the pro style offense they run. Also my dad played at CSU so I’ve grew up as a CSU fan.”
- MWC offers: Nevada, UNLV
Your turn: After watching their film, what are things you like or notice about these QBs? Any guesses about where they will end up? Or if you could, which QB would you snag for your favorite team? Respond in the comment section below.