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MWC Recruiting Roundup 1-21-19

In-home visits are happening. This and other recruiting news.

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With just a few more weeks until the final signing day for the 2019 class, things are busy in the recruiting world. There are a few specific things to observe with the updates over the past week. First of all, coaches are using many of their “in-home” visits to go to high schools. This allows them to meet with coaches and ADs as well as players in the class of 2019. The former is significant because they are likely having conversations about players in the 2020 and 2021 classes, allowing them to get a head start on recruiting.

Below, it can be seen that schools are handing out many offers to recruits in future classes, driving home that point even more. As this site has mentioned in previous weeks, with the core of their classes already signed, attention is turned towards getting a head start on the class of 2020. That is clearly happening here with these MWC coaches. Known official visits are a bit scarce, but there are likely more going on. I’d expect more players next week. Anyway, the new coaching staff at Utah State has been extremely active on the recruiting front, so they take the banner photo this week.

Commitment Spotlight

JUCO QB Jordon Brookshire (SDSU)

“A lot of things. The coaches are all great and you can tell how much they love the sport and how excited they are for this upcoming year. The school and it’s academics were also something that stood out to me. How much help and support there is to the students. We discussed the offense how well it is going to be this season and the direction we are headed. I was on the visit to see the school. I had never been to sand Diego before so they wanted to ensure that I liked it there. The coaches seemed excited when I committed. I believe I fit very well in the offense and I will be able to execute what they ask of me. We are all ready to get the ball rolling.”

QB Levi Williams (Wyoming)

“We met lots of great people, ate lots a great food, and went snowmobiling. The landscape is absolutely breath taking and really reminded me of home( minus the snow). As far as the decision goes, they have the top of the line facilities, but it was the coaches who really sold me. I mean coach Bohl picked us up from the airport, no other school does that anymore. I love the coaches up there, they really love the players and fans at Wyoming. Coach Bohl May be the most interesting person I’ve ever met. He’s a man of many trades, but the best part is he’s a man of character which has seemed to disappear in the world. Now coach Vigen is like a mad scientist when it comes to offensive play call and game management. I feel like we connected extremely well on the at home and in the film room. I’m extremely excited to learn and become my best self at Wyoming. A pro-style offense is a dream come true. It will be challenging and frustrating at time which makes it even more intriguing. They know I’m not the best I can be, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do mentally and physically, but glad I get to embark on this journey with the great coaches at Wyoming. When it comes to strengths, I love to read and manipulate defenses. Getting the offense in the best play possible. Size and arm strength also allows me to make play on the field. Lastly just being an athlete, being able to extend play when needed and do whatever it takes to win.”

QB Boone Abbott (Hawaii)

“The culture no doubt, getting out there on my official sold it for me. The team, the vibes, the coaches, it was awesome and it made me realize that’s the type of team I want to be a part of. It’s a brotherhood, everyone on the team is so close and wants you to feel like you’re a part of the family. I got the opportunity to check out one of their bowl game practices as well and I loved the way Coach Rolovich runs the practices. I also love the scheme of the offense I feel like it really fits my play style and is the perfect fit for me to do exactly what I want at the quarterback position.”

Visit Recap

TE Jackson Canaan (SJSU)

“My visit was fantastic. The main things that stood out were how opening the players were to us. My favorite part about the visit was the coaching staff. There wasn’t a coach I didn’t like. We talked about how I could majorly impact the program in the future. My skill set fits the tight-end spot but almost more of a slot because i have nice speed and they are excited to get that on the field in the future.”

Recruiting Updates


  • 2020 LB Zach Kriens was offered by Air Force
  • 2020 WR Keith Miller was offered by Colorado State
  • 2020 QB Ethan Garbers was offered by Colorado State
  • JUCO DB Tre Lambert was offered by Fresno State
  • JUCO DB Jaylen Watson was offered by Fresno State
  • 2020 ATH Makell Esteen was offered by Fresno State
  • 2020 ATH Avery Morrow was offered by Nevada
  • DB Dom Tatum was offered by SDSU
  • 2020 ATH Donovan Smith was offered by SDSU
  • 2020 TE Darnell Washington was offered by SDSU
  • 2020 ATH Lavon Bunkley-Shelton
  • 2021 DB Zyrus Fiaseu was offered by SDSU
  • 2021 TE Moliki Matavao was offered by SDSU and UNLV
  • 2020 QB Chubba Purdy was offered by UNLV
  • 2020 CB Isaiah Young was offered by UNLV
  • JUCO CB Khary Crump Jr was offered by Utah State?
  • 2020 ATH Elijah Jackson was offered by Utah State
  • 2020 LB Sione Fotu was offered by Utah State
  • 2021 OL/DL Jackson Light was offered by Utah State
  • 2021 ATH Jamier Johnson was offered by Utah State
  • 2021 ATH Deshon Thompson was offered by Utah State


  • DB Nathan Polk committed to Air Force
  • An unknown player committed to Boise State
  • QB Boone Abbott committed to Hawaii
  • 2020 WR Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala committed to Hawaii
  • JUCO QB Jordon Brookshire committed to SDSU
  • JUCO CB Chad Mac Earle committed to SJSU
  • An unknown player committed to UNLV
  • JUCO DB Troy Lefeged committed to Utah State
  • QB Levi Williams committed to Wyoming


  • DE Matty Horne decommitted from UNLV


  • ATH Evan Williams visited Air Force
  • WR DK Blaylock visited Boise State
  • LB Tavian Brown committed to Colorado State
  • JUCO QB Jordon Brookshire visited SDSU
  • QB Alec Trujillo visited SJSU
  • TE Jackson Canaan visited SJSU
  • JUCO CB Chad Mac Earle visited SJSU
  • JUCO WR Brandon Pierce visited UNLV
  • RB Tyreese Jackson visited Utah State
  • WR Ajani Carter visited Utah State

In-home visits

Air Force:

  • Coach Calhoun, Coach Knorr, and Coach Jamison visited Ethan Smith
  • Coach Calhoun visited Joe Quillin

Boise State:

  • Coach Hill visited high schools in the Boise area
  • Coach Avalos and Coach Brown visited CB Markel Reed
  • Coaches visited LB Luring Paialii
  • Visited Alemany HS
  • Coach Marks visited Newbury Park HS

Colorado State:

  • visited South Oak Cliff HS

Fresno State:

  • Coaches visited Chaparral HS


  • Coach Mumme visited Texas
  • Coach White visited Las Vegas and Seattle

San Diego State:

  • Coach Cooper visited Mayfair HS

San Jose State:

  • visited Newbury Park HS
  • Coach Brennan and Coach Gunderson visited QB Alec Trujillo


  • Coach Sanchez and Coach Cormier visited JUCO WR Brandon Pierce
  • visited Saguaro HS

Utah State:

Coach Sanford and Coach Collins visited LS Jesse Vasquez

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