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MWC Recruiting Roundup 5-14-18

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75+ offers this week, plus Broncos get two 4-star commits.

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The Spring Evaluation Period continues to be a productive time of year for the Mountain West Conference teams. Coaching staffs are out recruiting in full force, visitings at least 39 schools (that we know of). Even more impressive was the 79 total offers that were handed out by MWC teams in the past week. UNLV led the way with 14 offers all by themselves, and Nevada and Colorado State were right behind them with 10 and 9 respectively. However, it was Boise State who far and away had the best week. Though they only handed out 5 offers, they hauled in 2 commitments from consensus 4 stars, one of which is the second highest rated player to ever commit to a MWC school and the highest rated QB.

Commitment Spotlight

QB Hank Bachmeier (Boise State)

“Ultimately my decision came down to comfort for me. Boise State felt the most comfortable to me. It just felt right, and to me it’s a family atmosphere. Throughout their recruitment of me, they have built a solid relationship through consistent communication. Especially Coach Hill and Coach Harsin. I think that they can develop me and make me better. I love their offensive system and I think it fits me well. The coaching staff like my ability to throw from the pocket but also my athleticism and that I can run a bit. Before my senior season, I’m just trying to work hard in the weight room, in the classroom, and on the field. To those who may question choosing a Group of Five school, I would say that I believe Boise State is one of the best programs in the country. They develop players just as much as any other school. I am preparing to graduate early, but haven’t confirmed if that’s the plan to enroll early. As for future commits, yessir the Broncos have some firepower cooking.” (4 star ATH Casey Kline committed two days after Hank said that.)

STUD Casey Kline (Boise State)

“I had a good talk with my parents on Friday, after that I knew it was time to commit. It’s fair to say that Boise State has been the leader for a while now. I loved the city and campus and everything in general. They were the team recruiting me the hardest. I also know that they develop LB’s very well, and I’ll be playing the STUD position for them. My area recruiter was Spencer Danielson, which works out perfectly because he coaches the STUDs. I also have a good relationship with Coach Avalos and Coach Harsin. Comparing BSU to some of my other offers, Boise is a winner. They’ve beaten multiple PAC 12/Big 12 schools and have a very high winning percentage over the past number of years. And being from a small town I like the chip on their shoulder that they play with. It’s my type of play for sure. As far as enrolling early, no one has ever left school early at my high school so we are going to have to try to get them to allow it. Not for sure yet if I’ll be graduating at semester. For recruiting guys, yes Alec, Hank, and myself will all try to get other guys to join this movement.”

Recruiting Tidbits

Offers:

  • LB Michael Shawcroft was offered by Air Force
  • LS Simon Samarzich was offered by Air Force
  • WR Nnamdi Adim-Madumere was offered by Boise State
  • WR Kennedy Lewis was offered by Boise State
  • WR Khyheem Waleed was offered by Boise State
  • DE Amir Johnson was offered by Boise State
  • ATH Jalen Cropper was offered by Boise State
  • DB Solomon Brown was offered by Colorado State
  • OL/DL Ben Coleman was offered by Colorado State and UNLV
  • QB Hank Bachmeier was offered by Colorado State
  • WR Jacob Bernard was offered by Colorado State
  • DT Jacob Bandes was offered by Colorado State
  • ATH Keevan Bailey was offered by Colorado State
  • DB/WR Andrew Plummer was offered by Colorado State
  • 2020 TE Jack Yary was offered by Colorado State
  • 2020 OL/DL Aidan Ikaika Keanaaina was offered by Colorado State
  • DL Ryan Franke was offered by Fresno State and New Mexico
  • OL Dohnovan West was offered by Fresno State
  • DL De’jon Benton was offered by Fresno State
  • DB Chris Rankins was offered by Fresno State
  • ATH Levelle Bailey was offered by Fresno State
  • 2020 QB Jay Butter was offered by Fresno State
  • DB William Nimmo was offered by Hawaii
  • RB Cameron Wiley was offered by Hawaii
  • WR/DB JL Skinner was offered by Hawaii
  • DE Mike Callahan was offered by Hawaii and Utah State
  • DB Don Chapman was offered by Hawaii
  • QB Dillon Gabriel was offered by Hawaii
  • DB/RB Reggie Strong was offered by Hawaii and New Mexico
  • DB Kevin Anderson was offered by Nevada
  • ATH Dominic Tatum was offered by Nevada
  • QB Brendon Lewis was offered by Nevada
  • DB Jayce Godley was offered by Nevada
  • CB Kacee Williams was offered by Nevada
  • LB/RB Zach Brogden was offered by Nevada
  • OL/DL Sione Tai was offered by Nevada
  • OL Ricky Stromberg was offered by Nevada
  • JUCO TE Travis Koontz was offered by Nevada
  • 2020 QB Ben Finley was offered by Nevada
  • OT Jacob Golden was offered by New Mexico
  • CB/RB Corey Jones was offered by New Mexico
  • DB Ben Montgomery was offered by New Mexico
  • WR/DB Keeyon Stewart was offered by New Mexico
  • OL Brock Gunderson was offered by New Mexico
  • DB/RB Dorien Mars was offered by New Mexico
  • DE Cosmas Kwete was offered by New Mexico and UNLV
  • RB/LB Jordan Wilmore was offered by SJSU
  • DL Shawn Nielsen was offered by SJSU
  • DT Jordan Whitley was offered by SJSU
  • OL Brayden Rohme was offered by SJSU
  • RB/DB Trenton Johnson was offered by SJSU
  • WR/DB Brionne Penny was offered by SDSU
  • TE Skylar Loving-Black was offered by SDSU
  • TE/DE Anthony Dedrick was offered by SDSU
  • OL Siale Liku was offered by SDSU
  • WR/DB Lacarea Pleasant-Johnson was offered by SDSU
  • RB Austin Jones was offered by SDSU
  • ATH Matt Horne was offered by UNLV
  • RB Vincent Davis was offered by UNLV
  • LB D’Quan Douse was offered by UNLV
  • ATH Jaron Waters was offered by UNLV
  • DB Joe Smith was offered by UNLV
  • QB Nik Scalzo was offered by UNLV
  • WR/LB Jalen Williams was offered by UNLV
  • LB Tuasivi Nomura was offered by UNLV
  • OL Luis Cristobal was offered by UNLV
  • OL Arasi Mose was offered by UNLV
  • WR Najeh Baker was offered by UNLV
  • QB Kedon Slovis was offered by UNLV
  • DB Tiger Peterson was offered by Utah State
  • OL/DL Evan Bennett was offered by Utah State
  • DE Warren Hardin was offered by Utah State
  • LB John Ward was offered by Utah State
  • 2021 DB Jimmy Wyrick was offered by Utah State

Spring Evaluation Visits:

  • Boise State: Simi Valley, Newbury Park, O’Connor HS, Mountain Pointe, Aquinas HS, NorCal Passing Academy, Loyola HS, Arcadia HS, Campbell Hall HS, Desert Ridge, Villa Park HS, Lake Ridge HS, Oak Hills, Murrieta Valley, Snow Canyon
  • Colorado State: Chaparral
  • Fresno State: Murrieta Valley, Mesa CC
  • Hawaii: La Habra, Temecula Valley, Chaparral, South Oak Cliff,
  • Nevada: Desert Ridge
  • New Mexico: Fort Worth, Spring HS, Desert Ridge, South Oak Cliff
  • San Diego State: Mesa CC, Archbishop Mitty HS, Desert Ridge, Queen Creek HS, Mountain Pointe
  • San Jose State: Temecula Valley, Chaparral
  • Utah State: Archbishop Mitty HS, Diamond Ranch, Chaparral, Murrieta Valley,
  • Wyoming: Desert Ridge

Visits:

  • WR Caleb Nelson visited Nevada
  • QB Alex Padilla visited Nevada

Commits:

  • QB Hank Bachmeier committed to Boise State
  • DE/LB Casey Kline committed to Boise State

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