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MWC Recruiting Roundup: 8-6-18

Lots of new MWC commits this week.

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After a week with very little recruiting news, all of that changed starting last Monday. Official offers came out August first. this is important as it lets us (and the players) know if teams are still actively recruiting them. Sometimes spots get filled out so a player who had a verbal offer doesn’t end up getting an official offers. There are other reasons too but that is the main reason. If you haven’t already, do some searching on Twitter for which recruits got official offers from your favorite team (or worse, your favorite team’s rival!) to see who is being seriously recruited by which school.

The past seven days were flooded with new commits (18), as well as quite a few offers (12). Air Force and Fresno State led the way in the recruiting news department with 8 and 6 commits respectively. However, Fresno State gets the nod this week as they had their best recruiting week of the 2019 season so far.

MWC Recruiting Rankings

I was hoping to get these up for this week. However, I was gone all week and half the weekend, so I didn’t have as much time as I wanted. Plus, with so much other news this week, we can space it out in case next week isn’t as exciting. So look for new rankings next week!

Around the site

Here’s some recruiting content from some of our other writers this week. Make sure you get caught up.

  • Zach took a look at the official offers Boise State handed out. He discusses the verbal commits as well as commits from other teams announcing Boise State offers, and what interesting names are still uncommitted.
  • Matt summed up Fresno State’s big week here. He does a nice job discussing the player’s strengths and where they might fit or make an impact down the line for the Bulldogs.

Commitment Spotlight

LB Cade Carter (Air Force)

“I think some of the biggest factors were the coaches really showing interest and believing in me. When I went out there it just felt like it was where I belonged and I really like the inside linebackers coach. I met the LB Coach when I visited. He was very nice and really liked me. I really enjoyed being coached by him during camp and he knows everything about linebacker. I’ve talked to the head coach on the phone a couple times and he really wanted me to play for him. And I’ve known Coach Thiessen, who recruits my area, for a while and he’s also super nice and I really liked him and he wanted me to play. Since they run two inside linebackers, they told me I’d be a perfect fit at inside because of my aggression on the field and I’d fit in there defense perfectly. I think my physicality will really help me. Being able to fill aggressive downfield and also take on big blockers. Also I believe my athleticism at my size will help me a lot. With the height and weight I’m at, I still am athletic and quick to run down ball carriers or man cover a running back.”

CB Brandon Richard (Air Force)

“Their academic and athletic opportunities are unmatched by any other school. The coaching staff is knowledgeable and great at what they do. The Air Force community is very welcoming! The program all around is a great for for me. The coaching staff made me feel right at home and were very good at there jobs and know how to get the best out of their players. They treat all players and incoming athletes as family along with creating a winning environment.They like my athleticism and my competitive nature for starters but mostly they said that my character was the biggest thing above all. I think my speed and my long arm length. Along with my competitive attitude.”

OL Nathan Peterson (Air Force)

“Committing to Air Force was a combination of everything I saw when I went and how I felt, and really just realizing that’s where I want to go to college because it felt like home. The coaches like my size and speed and I’m run based player and they use a run based offense. They said I would probably play tackle and guard. I’m definitely a road grader, a run orientated lineman. My mindset when I play is generally just to keep the QB safe but when in run, also find the nearest guy and put him on his back. When I think about playing at Air Force, it’s exciting. Playing high level football and the opportunity to be a pilot. That’s a dream of mine. Plus some of the teams they play like Nevada, San Jose State and Fresno are all only a few hours away from home so my family come watch.”

WR Jamal Glaspie (Fresno State)

“Fresno State felt like a second home to me. And I also have a great relationship with the coaching staff. It’s close to home. My grandparents feel that the coaching staff will take good care of me during my 3-4 years being out there building me into a better person outside of football. And help me further proceed my dream. I’ve communicated with coach Kirby Moore (WRs coach) ever since they’ve offered me back in June. We were just talking about how they would use me all around the wideout position. They plan to start me at the X or Z then move me around to possibly play some H.”

ATH Deven Jarvis (Fresno State)

“I committed because of the facilities, the coaching staff and overall it just feels like home. I really like the coaches because they told me truthfully what they have planned for me and they are so open to talk too and they are very controlled and calm all the time. Plus the really put a priority on academics before anything else which I like. They said they like my work ethnic and my length. As far as my strength, I would say being a leader and bouncing back from a big play or a mistake. Have to have a short memory sometimes. I’m working on improving my technique.”

LB Kylvin Carroll (Fresno State)

“The biggest reason I decided Fresno State is the school for me because my parents feel comfortable about me going to school to earn my degree and being able to receive the opportunity to continue my football career. The campus is put together really great. I liked that the athlete housing, football facilities and the classes were all walking distanceFresno is a big city with a small town feel and the coaching staff is amazing. I immediately clicked with Coach Thompson. He told me I was his top recruit for MLB and he assured my parents that I would be well taken care of. Coach Tedford was so down to earth and made me feel part of the family. He told my mom that I would leave Fresno State a better man with a degree. They coaches really like my aggressive style of play and I knew that I wanted to play for an aggressive defense in college. The coaches felt like if I come in with the right mentality that I could play and contribute early. They entire staff made me feel welcome and my parents and I said this just feels right. I feel like I can bring downhill power to help stop the run game and in pretty good at pass rushing. I take pride in leading my high school team in tackles for loss so that’s defiantly a skill I can bring to the Bulldogs.”

K Brandon Talton (Nevada)

“I committed because the campus is beautiful, the education is top notch and the coaches are great! They are building something great here! The coaches are always there for you. You can contact them whenever and about anything and they will help. They are so positive and are recruiting great players. We have some great commits coming in that are building the UNR football program. They offered me a preferred walk on because they didn’t have a scholarship to offer a kicker this year (only 15 spots), but I have an opportunity to earn one. They like how consistent I am and my big leg. They also like how competitive I am and how I always want to win. And I believe my strengths are in my consistency and power on field goal especially from kicking off the ground. But I am working on kickoffs I kick pretty far with height now but I am working in height and distance more because you can always get better . Also working in keeping my head up and eyes back on field goal.”

DE Logan Maxwell (Utah State)

“I loved the atmosphere around the campus! The coaching staff is absolutely amazing and definitely see myself fitting in there! The coaching staff is very responsive and showed genuine interest in me attending the school and being apart of the team! Coach Yost and Coach Maile made me feel very comfortable during my visit to the university and this made my decision easy to make! They said that I have the perfect frame to build off of!They also said that I’m very quick off the edge and that I am very aggressive! They plan to have me play DE!”

Recruiting Tidbits

Offers

  • CB Jurrian Hering was offered by Air Force
  • QB Luc Andrada was offered by Air Force
  • OL Luke Hallstrom was offered by Air Force
  • K Cole Johnson was offered by Air Force
  • LB Zach Brogden was offered by Air Force
  • WR Keon Markham was offered by Boise State
  • S Kejuan Markham was offered by Boise State
  • WR Langston Anderson was offered by Boise State
  • DL Gerald Irons was offered by New Mexico
  • 2020 DL Adonis Friloux was offered by UNLV
  • DL Soli Paleso’o was offered by Utah State
  • OL Alijah Bates was offered by Wyoming

Commits

  • TE/DE Connor McIntee committed to Air Force
  • K Anthony Rodriguez committed to Air Force
  • K Charles Bein committed to Air Force
  • OL Nicolas Child committed to Air Force
  • DE Steven Rochon committed to Air Force
  • LB Cade Carter committed to Air Force
  • OL Nathan Peterson committed to Air Force
  • CB Brandon Richard committed to Air Force
  • CB Randy Jordan committed to Fresno State
  • WR Jamal Glaspie committed to Fresno State
  • DB Myles Martin committed to Fresno State
  • LB Kylvin Carroll committed to Fresno State
  • DE Colby Warkentin committed to Fresno State
  • CB Deven Jarvis committed to Fresno State
  • K Brandon Talton committed to Nevada (preferred walk-on)
  • JUCO DB Brandon Burton committed to New Mexico
  • DE/TE Logan Maxwell committed to Utah State
  • K Pierce Callister committed to Utah State

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