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MWC Recruiting Roundup 11-18-19

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Catch up on the latest MWC recruiting action.

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Welcome to another week of Mountain West recruiting coverage. If you like college football, it’s a bit sad that the season is winding down. But if you like college football recruiting, it’s heating up each week and the Early Signing Period is just over a month away, If this were a road trip, we’d be on the on ramp gaining speed to merge on to the highway. This week, UNLV was the most active across the categories. They hosted some visitors, handed out offers (hello junior college circuit!) and gained a new commit. The Rebels take the banner for the week.

2019 Cover Photo Total:

  • San Jose State: 6
  • Air Force: 5
  • Colorado State: 5
  • Nevada: 4
  • Wyoming: 4
  • Boise State: 3
  • UNLV: 3
  • Utah State: 2
  • Fresno State: 1
  • Hawaii: 1
  • New Mexico: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

Contact period until end of November

Air Force Commit Tracker:

Since the Air Force Academy routinely has near 100 commits each year, let’s start tracking the number and see how it rises between now and February.

  • The Falcons are at 49 known commits.

Visit Recap:

JUCO DT Latrell Bankston (Boise State)

“It was amazing! I love the whole city of Boise! It was a lot bigger then I expected and the coaches and people were all loving.”

LB Johnathan Scott (UNLV)

“I got to meet all the coaching staff they’re very cool people. The atmosphere was fine but the energy was great. It made me feel like I was in the game myself. I got to talk to the DLine coach, the DB coach and the Head Coach while on the visit. They said that they would be looking forward to see me again and yes I did I felt like I can fit in their program. The players on the team are cool.”

OL Weston Wallace (Colorado State)

“It was great, loved the game atmosphere just wish we coulda pulled out the win! The ram walk was really cool, I also liked the run out for the players with all the flashing lights and fire. Best part of the game was definitely the fumble recovery for a TD though! I didn’t get to talk to any of the players but talked to the coaches a good bit. They are excited for me to come out and help on the OL because we gave up a lot of sacks yesterday. They also told me of a couple people to try and get to come to CSU. I love the coaches out there and feel really happy about my commitment there!”

Commitment Spotlight:

2021 DB/WR Isaac Larsen (Utah State)

“I committed because of it being hometown and the coaches here are the best coaches ever. They care about football but they also care 100 times more about how this kids are I have a pretty good relationship with all of the coaches! They were just exited to have me a part of the Utah State football family. I’m a play maker and I feel like I bring a lot of energy to the field! And I will hopefully be playing corner and wide receiver! Whatever will help the team out. I finally can fulfill my dreams of coming to Utah State and play ball. And my family can come watch since it’s close to home! Everything about it is awesome.”

OL Dirk Nelson (UNLV)

“UNLV has been one of my top schools since visiting during their Spring game. I unofficially visited a few weeks back for the SDSU game, and my parents and I toured the new Fertitta Football Complex and met with the coaches. I think Coach Justice is a great OL coach and the entire staff has great energy. I think there is a lot of potential for UNLV Football to be elevated with the investment in the program with their awesome facilities and sharing Allegiant Stadium with the Raiders. I feel like it’s a great time to be a Rebel with an NFL team coming to town and the potential is very exciting to me. I have a great relationship with Coach Justice and have also communicated with Coach Sanchez and Coaches Burkett and Brown as well. Coach Justice was very excited when I called him to commit and we talked about the potential for the program and the opportunity to be part of something special. I also talked to Coach Sanchez and he was pumped up….he has amazing energy and passion and I really appreciate that. Coach Justice wants me to learn all positions on the line and feels like I can play anywhere in their zone blocking scheme with my speed, athleticism and footwork. I assume guard or center will be the likely options, but I really like that my versatility will provide a lot of opportunities. I can pass block well, but pulling and getting to the second level with power and a nasty finish are my biggest strengths. I am most excited about being on the ground floor of a program that has tons of potential that will be playing in an NFL stadium.”

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • TE Jake Overman was offered by Boise State
  • DE Danthony Jones was offered by Boise State
  • DL/OL Jake Griffin was offered by Colorado State and Utah State
  • 2022 OL Connor Jones was offered by Colorado State
  • ATH Tyler Mello was offered by Fresno State
  • 2021 DB Zyrus Fiaseu was offered by Hawaii
  • QB Drew Carter was offered by Nevada
  • ATH Tongiaki Mateialona was offered by Nevada
  • 2021 QB Kajiya Hollawayne was offered by Nevada
  • JUCO DT Ami Finau was offered by SJSU
  • OL Mana Taimani was offered by SJSU
  • 2021 WR/DB Alzillion Hamilton was offered by SJSU
  • ATH Daveon Hunter was offered by UNLV
  • JUCO DB Dallas Branch was offered by UNLV
  • JUCO WR Terrell Carter was offered by UNLV
  • JUCO DB Jayden Dawson was offered by UNLV

Visits

  • JUCO DT Latrell Bankston visited Boise State
  • OL Weston Wallace visited Colorado State
  • LB Bam Amina visited SDSU
  • LB Johnathan Scott visited UNLV

Commits

  • DB Jalen Apalit-Williams committed to SJSU
  • 2021 DB/WR Isaac Larsen committed to Utah State
  • OL Dirk Nelson committed to UNLV

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