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MWC Recruiting Roundup 7-23-18

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You can tell it’s July and still the dead period (until tomorrow anyway) due to the extremely low number of offers and commits, with two for each category. For the second time in three weeks, the Falcons take the honor of being on the cover photo. However, we press on and are still bringing you coverage on this week in Mountain West recruiting.

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OL Lokahi Pauole

“The schools recruiting me the hardest right now are Boise State, Arizona State, UNLV, and Air Force. And no schools are sticking out yet, I’m still weighing out all my options. The things I like about each of them are: Boise State has a winning culture that I really like about, ASU is a big time school and is in a big time conference, UNLV is known as the 9th island so it’s like a home away from home, and Air Force is where my brother is at. Right now, the only schools I’m set out to visit is ASU and Boise State, but haven’t got the dates yet. UNLV and Air Force I visited already over the summer. I’m just looking for a place that I can perfect my craft on the field and school-wise just a place where other locals are.”

Commitment Spotlight

LB Clay Randall (Air Force)

“Air Force Academy is a big time program in both Baseball and Football. I have always dreamed of playing either sport at a high level so when I was offered to play both sports at this level I was very excited. Also, the Coaches were all genuinely great people and I was very impressed with the Academy as a whole from athletics to academics. The education that I will receive from Air Force is world class. To add, Colorado Springs seemed like a place that I could call home. Especially when I stepped onto the campus because it was eye opening. Lastly, I take pride in being in the Air Force and serving my Country. The coach that recruited me, Alex Means, stayed in contact with me after coming out to see my team practice one day. He was very informative about the program. He was also a very nice and honest coach. He invited me to visit the campus and that’s when I got to meet all of the other coaches on staff. They were also all very nice, informative, and honest and they made me feel like I would be in good hands at the Academy. To add, almost all of the Coaches had served in the Air Force and I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for anyone that puts their life on the line for our freedom. Lastly, they were all very competitive and hungry to win. I am the same way so that impressed me.”

QB Zach Daniel (Hawaii)

“The coaches were the primary reason for committing to Hawaii. I established a great relationship with Coach Ghobrial, and I have so much respect for Coach Rolovich and Coach Stutzmann. I know I’m a great fit for Coach Rolovich’s run and shoot offense. I met Coach Rolovich at a camp in California this summer, we pretty much clicked immediately and I think our similar personalities sparked that. I’ve talked, to both Coach Stutzmann and Coach Ghobi, many times over the phone and worked out for them at a camp in Dallas, TX. Everyone is very welcoming and I’m grateful for all the love shown to me by the team. By Coach Rolovich converting his offense into the Run and Shoot, it gives me the opportunity to show my complete arsenal. Putting the ball in the air 30+ times a game, throwing on the run, and maintaining a high completion percentage is what I do best. However, being a leader and elevating guys game around me will always be the focus no matter what offense.”

Recruiting Tidbits

Offers:

  • TE/DE Keivie Rose was offered by Colorado State
  • OL/DL Siale Liku was offered by Hawaii

Commits:

  • LB Clay Randall committed to Air Force (he will also being paying baseball)
  • OL/DL Jake Raddatz committed to Air Force

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