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MWC Recruiting Roundup 12-9-19

Hear from new commits, recent visitors, and more in today’s edition.

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If you haven’t noticed, recruiting is in full force. Teams without head coaches aren’t doing as much recruiting as their counterparts but is still a ton of action going on. 8 of the 12 teams offered new recruits and 7 were known to be out on the road doing in-home visits (keep in mind Boise State and Hawaii were not due to playing this weekend). San Jose State hosted the most known visitors and a commit, so they will take the photo for this week. Read below for the most in-depth MWC recruiting coverage you will find anywhere.

2019 Cover Photo Total:

  • San Jose State: 7
  • Air Force: 5
  • Colorado State: 5
  • UNLV: 5
  • Wyoming: 5
  • Nevada: 4
  • Boise State: 3
  • Utah State: 2
  • Fresno State: 1
  • Hawaii: 1
  • New Mexico: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

Starting Sunday December 1st (and lasting until December 15th), we will enter the time of year known or the Contact Period. This is the time of year where contact between recruits and coaches is at it’s highest point.

December 1 through February 1, 2020 [except for (1) and (2) below]: Six in-person off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week:

Obviously there is the Dead Period in the middle of these two months, but for now let’s focus on the contact. This is when coaches (including the head coach) can conduct in-home and in-school visits to a recruit. It’s not uncommon to see coaches visit a large amount of players each week as they travel all over the country. On campus official visits will still occur as well.

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 52 known commits.

Commitment Spotlight:

DB Semaj Verner (Boise State)

“Boise state is special. You walk into the place and just feel a type of energy that is just unique. Makes you just wants to get on the field and play. I really like the culture that is established there and has all the aspects that fit me. I’ve formed an great relationship with Coach Franklin and Coach Harsin is a great coach. Coach Harsin is a players coach and I really like his coaching style, how he played there and he is committed to winning. Coach Franklin! I like how he played there as well as his coaching style. Coach Franklin likes me at safety but I’m versatile and they like that I can play both corner or safety. I’ll be signing on the 18th and enrolling in the summer.”

DT Caleb Robinson (Wyoming)

“I felt like this was the best fit for me. Coach Kaligis being the man that he is is what really made the final decision to be a part of this program.”

DB Cameron Stone (Wyoming)

“When I went on my official I just absolutely feel in love with the atmosphere I loved everything about it the fans the field it just got me fired up, I felt like this is a place I can see my self playing at even if there was a change in coaching staff. The coaches showed a lot of love and that’s also big for me. They wrote a lot of mail not only for me but for my guardians letting them know how much interest they had in me. And when I was up there it was always a good vibe with my position coach Coach Richardson he’s a lot like me. Well I’m a man to man corner and that’s what they do up there. They man up and let you be a dawg so I’ll be doing a lot of that I can also play nickel depending on how summer camp goes.”

Visit Recap

LB Davion Blackwell (SJSU)

“The bests parts were honestly talking to the entire coaching staff and visiting the facilities. The coaches and I discussed where they see me playing in the future. What my strengths are on the field and off as well. And also what I need to work on. They said they would use me at all linebacker positions and maybe strong safety. And yes I could see myself playing for them. It was a very great experience. I have a visit to Fresno state next weekend my mind will be made up after that.”

JUCO DB Kevin Brown Jr (SJSU)

“The best parts of the visit was hanging out with the guys on the team and seeing the brotherhood they had. The coaches talked to me about the potential that I have and what am I willing to sacrifice to become great. The relationship me and the coaches share are great and can grow more in the future. I see myself fitting right in and feeling at home with the team and I feel like I can bring the strength and size to the secondary. I could see myself going there. I have currently no visits planned and my decision is to come December 18th.”

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • DB Alphonse Oywak was offered by Boise State
  • RB Malik Sherrod was offered by Fresno State
  • QB Daylin McLemore was offered by Nevada
  • 2021 ATH Prophet Brown was offered by Nevada
  • DE Herbert Gums was offered by New Mexico
  • OL Andrew Rumary was offered by New Mexico
  • JUCO DB Dallas Branch was offered by SDSU
  • 2021 DB/WR Ceyair Wright was offered by SDSU
  • ATH Bryson Reeves was offered by SJSU
  • OL Justice Ena was offered by Utah State
  • LB Noah Moeaki was offered by Utah State
  • TE/DE Bryson Taukeeiaho was offered by Utah State
  • JUCO DE Sam Moala was offered by Utah State
  • JUCO DB Xavion Steele was offered by Utah State
  • JUCO DB Rejzohn Wright was offered by Utah State
  • JUCO DE James Hansen was offered by Utah State
  • WR Joshua Cobbs was offered by Wyoming

Visits

  • QB Carl Richardson visited Boise State
  • LB Davion Blackwell visited SJSU
  • RB Shamar Garrett visited SJSU
  • JUCO DB Kevin Brown Jr visited SJSU
  • QB Gavin Beerup visited Wyoming

In-home Visits

  • Air Force: Coach Knorr visited Jarin Johnson, Coach Jamison visited Ben Buechel
  • Colorado State: Coach Gilmore visited Casey Irons, Coach Knorr and Coach Means visited Lincoln Tuioti-Mariner
  • Fresno State: Coach Watts and Coach Plemons visited Davion Blackwell, visited Capital Christian HS
  • Nevada: Coach McClure: Oregon, Nebraska, the inland empire, visited Grant Starck, Coach McClure and Coach Norvell visited RJ Taylor and Frank Poso.
  • SDSU: Coach Horton and Coach Sumler visited Jay Rudolph
  • SJSU: Coach Odum visited Zavion Reese, Jalen Bainer,
  • Wyoming: Coach Miller visited Nofoafia Tulafono, Coach Moore visited Caleb Driskill, Coach Bohl and Vigen visited Gavin Beerup, Coach Richardson visited Leshaun Bell

Commits

  • DB Jordan Jenkins committed to Air Force
  • DB Semaj Vern announced his committed to Boise State (was the silent commit)
  • DT Teivis Tuioti committed to Nevada
  • Nevada picked up a silent commitment
  • DB/WR Mikale Greer committed to SJSU
  • RB Elelyon Noa committed to Utah State
  • DB Cameron Stone committed to Wyoming

Decommits

  • LB Vai Kaho decommitted from Nevada

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