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MWC Recruiting Roundup 5-21-18

Read about the 159 new offers as well as the two new commits from this past week.

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Recruiting in the Mountain West has been busy for the past month or so and if anything, it only increased this past week. The MWC saw two new commits to Air Force and San Diego State respectively. Last week’s post stated there were 78 known offers handed out by Mountain West schools. This past week more than doubled that, with a whopping 159 known offers in the conference. Air Force had 18 by themselves, while UNLV tallied 15. However, Hawaii put out 20 offers in this cycle and they capture the lead photo for the week.

Commitment Spotlight:

DL Shawn Nielsen (San Diego State)

“I have always been a big fan of SDSU football, the city of San Diego and the university. And I was always hopeful that I would get an opportunity to play and go to school there. In fact, I have been to the football camp there the last couple of years. The recruiting process just made me even more interested. I loved all the coaches I’ve met and the more I learned about the kind of attack style defense Coach Long plays, I thought I could really contribute to the program. And of course, having the opportunity to play Football where my family can see me play is something I always hoped for. I had met Coach McGarry last year at camp and I made sure he got my film after my junior season. He invited me to a spring practice where I met coach Lawson and was able to see how they coach. I have been in touch with the coaches throughout our spring and I was offered a few weeks back. Once I finished our Spring practice, I asked to come down one more time, and I was able to speak to Coach Long and knew now was the time to commit. I was able to commit to Coach Long face to face which was cool. They have me at DL and the way I think I will make an impact is by playing hard, tough, fast and disruptive. I will always work hard and I will do what the coaches need me to do for the team.”

RB JD Kolb (Air Force)

“Their running style with the use of 2 RB’s all the time really sticks out to me as a big factor for going their. I fit their system really well as a runner. Also, going to the Academy will give me a future beyond football that will have me set in life. On my junior day visit, I really liked the coaches, facilities and the tradition that is there is pretty special. RB Coach Miller was really good to talk with and felt comfortable with him. My recruiting coach Means was down to earth and honest. Coach Calhoun was just a good person and the conversations I’ve had with him have been good and easy to do. I’ll be able to come in early and compete for a position!!”

Recruiting Tidbits

There were some trends I noticed when typing the list. For instance, the Rams handed out tons of QB offers, which tells me they missed on their initial tier and now are moving on to the next tier of players on their board. Same with Boise State and their slew of OL offers this week. Hawaii is known for offering a lot of players and they certainly supported that claim this week. Something else that has stuck out to me in the past few weeks is New Mexico seems to be offering less JUCO players than years past. If I really dove into it, there would no doubt be other trends in the offers below.

Offers:

  • QB Cooper Legas was offered by Air Force
  • ATH Brandon Schenks was offered by Air Force
  • K Daniel Obarski was offered by Air Force
  • TE Kyle Patterson was offered by Air Force
  • DB Jadon Pearson was offered by Air Force
  • OL Layton Ernst was offered by Air Force
  • LB Marco Olivas was offered by Air Force
  • WR/DB Murvin Kenion was offered by Air Force
  • DB Mishael Powell was offered by Air Force
  • TE Preston Helwege was offered by Air Force
  • WR/DB Deven Foster was offered by Air Force
  • DL Jordan Britton was offered by Air Force
  • RB Sevaughn Clark was offered by Air Force
  • OL Jason Medeiros was offered by Air Force
  • TE Asher Alberding was offered by Air Force
  • LB Ananias Mayes was offered by Air Force
  • OL Jacob Golden was offered by Boise State
  • OL Joey Capra was offered by Boise State
  • OL Brayden Rohme was offered by Boise State
  • WR Taj Davis was offered by Boise State
  • DL Keivie Rose was offered by Boise State
  • DB/OLB Marist Liufau was offered by Boise State
  • CB Markel Reed was offered by Boise State
  • DB Ron Nunnery was offered by Boise State
  • QB Kedon Clovis was offered by Colorado State and SDSU
  • QB Paul Piferi was offered by Colorado State and UNLV
  • QB Joey Yellen was offered by Colorado State
  • QB Alex Padilla was offered by Colorado State
  • QB Nathan Priestley was offered by Colorado State
  • DB Titus Toler was offered by Colorado State
  • DL Tony Bradford was offered by Colorado State
  • DB WIlliam Nimmo was offered by Colorado State, New Mexico, and SJSU
  • RB Tyler Van Arden was offered by Fresno State and SJSU
  • DB Dmarcus Ross was offered by Fresno State
  • OL Bailey Elder was offered by Fresno State
  • DL Gino Quinones was offered by Fresno State
  • DE Colby Warkentin was offered by Fresno State and SJSU
  • RB/LB Sitiveni Kaufusi was offered by Fresno State
  • WR/DB Ke’shun Ford was offered by Fresno State
  • DB/RB Dawaiian McNeely was offered by Fresno State and Nevada
  • ATH Deven Jarvis was offered by Fresno State
  • OL Ben Scott was offered by Fresno State
  • LB Blake Antzoulatos was offered by Fresno State
  • ATH Tarik Luckett was offered by Fresno State
  • DE Alonzo Hall was offered by Fresno State and New Mexico
  • 2020 LB Miki Ah You was offered by Fresno State and SDSU
  • 2020 OL Jason Eaton was offered by Fresno State
  • TE Dylan Hall was offered by Hawaii and Wyoming
  • LB Michael Shawcroft was offered by Hawaii and UNLV
  • ATH Lincoln Victor was offered by Hawaii
  • ATH Dom Tatum was offered by Hawaii
  • DB Kieran Clark was offered by Hawaii
  • DL Sua’ava Poti was offered by Hawaii
  • LB Darius Muasau was offered by Hawaii
  • WR Ricky Pearsall was offered by Hawaii
  • WR Matt Sykes was offered by Hawaii
  • OL Cade Briggs was offered by Hawaii and Air Force
  • RB/SS Arick McLawyer was offered by Hawaii
  • OL Alec Bank was offered by Hawaii
  • OL Blake Feigenspan was offered by Hawaii
  • OL/DL Brandon Yates was offered by Hawaii
  • OL Konner Gomness was offered by Hawaii
  • QB Jayden de Laura was offered by Hawaii
  • LB Zach Bowers was offered by Hawaii
  • Rantana Jordan was offered by Hawaii
  • DT De’jon Benton was offered by Hawaii
  • DE Casey Clanton was offered by Hawaii
  • RB Peyton Dixon was offered by Nevada
  • OL Marcus Alexander was offered by Nevada
  • OL Craig McFarland was offered by Nevada and Air Force
  • ATH Levelle Bailey was offered by Nevada
  • DE Braylon Garcia was offered by Nevada
  • OL Brayden Rohme was offered by Nevada
  • LB/RB Clay Randall was offered by Nevada
  • RB/SS Reggie Strong was offered by Nevada and UNLV
  • 2020 QB Caleb Jordan was offered by Nevada
  • 2020 WR Kody Epps was offered by Nevada
  • 2021 WR/DB Beaux Collins was offered by Nevada
  • ATH Jojo Hawkins was offered by New Mexico
  • LB Alphonzo Tuputala was offered by New Mexico
  • LB Ruperake Fuavai was offered by New Mexico
  • OL/DL Louis Harden was offered by New Mexico
  • DE Alonzo Hall was offered by New Mexico and UNLV
  • 2020 DB Clark Phillips III was offered by New Mexico
  • 2020 LB Kobah Fuamatu was offered by New Mexico and Fresno State
  • 2020 OL/DL Andrew Ueli-Faatoalia was offered by New Mexico
  • 2020 QB Micah Bowens II was offered by New Mexico
  • DB Marist Liufau was offered by SDSU
  • DB Mark Perry was offered by SDSU
  • LB Peni Naulu was offered by SDSU
  • DT Nassir Sims was offered by SDSU
  • ATH Deshawn Gaddie Jr was offered by SDSU
  • ATH Jaron Waters was offered by SJSU and Utah State
  • OL Wyatt Terlaak was offered by SJSU
  • WR/CB Elias Rios was offered by SJSU
  • LB Casey Kline was offered by SJSU
  • QB Nathan Lambo was offered by SJSU
  • WR/CB Chris Roland was offered by SJSU
  • DB Don Chapman was offered by SJSU and Colorado State
  • ATH George Holani was offered by SJSU
  • OL Luteru Felder was offered by SJSU
  • RB Adi Anderson was offered by SJSU
  • OL Ben Coleman was offered by SJSU
  • JUCO WR Trevon Clark was offered by SJSU, New Mexico, and Utah State
  • 2020 DL Jamar Sekona was offered by SJSU
  • 2020 RB/LB Nathaniel Jones was offered by SJSU
  • TE Skylar Loving-Black was offered by UNLV
  • ATH Makai Polk was offered by UNLV
  • OL Ben Scott was offered by UNLV
  • OL Caleb Etienne was offered by UNLV
  • CB JL Skinner was offered by UNLV, Colorado State, and SDSU
  • RB/CB Jatarie Washington was offered by UNLV
  • WR Amari Johnson was offered by UNLV
  • DB Shamar Martin was offered by UNLV
  • DB Brandon Shivers was offered by UNLV
  • LB Seth Robinson was offered by UNLV
  • OL/DL Siale Liku was offered by UNLV
  • OL/DL Caden Hilborn was offered by UNLV
  • WR Justin Lockhart was offered by Utah State
  • DB Brionne Penny was offered by Utah State
  • WR Steve Jenkins was offered by Utah State and New Mexico
  • DB Alex Austin was offered by Utah State and Hawaii
  • DE Liloa Kapiko was offered by Utah State
  • 2020 WR Roman Wilson was offered by Utah State
  • S/RB Trenton Johnson was offered by Wyoming
  • LB John Ward was offered by Wyoming

Spring Eval Visits:

  • Boise State: Campbell Hall HS, Hamilton HS, Taft HS, Basha Gridiron Club, Rocklin HS, Saguaro HS, Calabasas HS, Folsom HS, Christian Brothers HS, Chaparral HS, Del Oro HS, Murrieta Valley HS
  • Colorado State: Mitty HS
  • Fresno State: Chaparral HS
  • Hawaii: Lancaster HS
  • Nevada: Mountain Pointe HS, So Cal area, Mesa CC, Saguaro HS, Triton HS
  • New Mexico: Chaparral HS, South Oak Cliff HS
  • San Diego State: Cabrillo College, South Oak Cliff HS, Folsom HS
  • San Jose State: Gonzales HS, Cabrillo College, Monte Vista Christian, Mitty HS, Steller Prep HS, Folsom HS, Rio Mesa HS, Murrieta Valley HS
  • UNLV: California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Mayfair HS, Mountain Pointe HS, La Habra
  • Utah State: Triton HS
  • Wyoming: South Oak Cliff HS, Peoria HS, Mitty HS

Commits:

  • RB JD Kolb committed to Air Force
  • DL Shawn Nielsen committed to SDSU

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