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MWC Recruiting Roundup 2-11-19

Final 2019 Team Rankings edition.

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Take a deep breath everyone. The class of 2019 is in the books. Technically the signing period is still open (Colorado State picked up a LB commit on Saturday), but assume that recruiting classes are complete going forward. It’s a great time of year as hype and excitement is at an all-time high for the players who will be joining the team for next season. 2020 offers (or offers as we will refer to them from now on) are still being handed out, but expect the next few months to be quieter as visits won’t be happening and commitments will be rare, or at least slow compared to what has been seen since November.

For this week and next week, the 2019 class will still be the focus, at least in the main part of the post. Next week will look at which teams landed the best position groups in this class. Today will focus on our final team rankings for the 2019 recruiting class.

In addition to the rankings, each team will have a one sentence description of their class, an objective grade, meaning a grade based on how the class is in relation to the rest of the division 1 teams, and an adjusted grade, which is based on how the class is in relation to how the team normally recruits. This hopefully will provide a more well-rounded depiction of the recruiting class, as a few teams this year had better classes than normal but weren’t able to capture top spots in our rankings. Also keep in mind that a C grade means average, which isn’t a bad thing here.

Check it out below, and don’t forget to comment on what you agree or disagree with (just state what you would do differently).

Final 2019 MWCConnection Recruiting Rankings

1) Boise State

  • In a sentence: Not only the top class G5 class this year, but one of the best G5 class ever.
  • Objective Grade: A+
  • Adjusted Grade: A+

2) Colorado State

  • In a sentence: Unquestioned top-end talent, a great Group of 5 class.
  • Objective Grade: B+
  • Adjusted Grade: A-

3) Nevada

  • In a sentence: May not have the headliner, but one of the deeper class in the MWC.
  • Objective Grade: B
  • Adjusted Grade: B+

4) Fresno State

  • In a sentence: They have the headliner, but lack the depth compared to others above.
  • Objective Grade: B
  • Adjusted Grade: B

5) Utah State

  • In a sentence: They quantity is there, and talent at the top, but quantity doesn’t carry top to bottom.
  • Objective Grade: B-
  • Adjusted Grade: B

6) San Diego State

  • In a sentence: They landed their usual batch of athletes, although other teams have caught up to them this year.
  • Objective Grade: B-
  • Adjusted Grade: B

7) UNLV

  • In a sentence: A great blend of junior college and high school talent as they land one of their better classes.
  • Objective Grade: C+
  • Adjusted Grade: B+

8) Wyoming

  • In a sentence: A solid class overall, with some clear talent and some likely sleepers they’ve become known for.
  • Objective Grade: C
  • Adjusted Grade: B-

9) San Jose State

  • In a sentence: For the second year in a row, they land a sneaky good class with a few really talented players.
  • Objective Grade: C
  • Adjusted Grade: B

10) Hawaii

  • In a sentence: They are much more selective now with their new offense and landed some local talent.
  • Objective Grade: C-
  • Adjusted Grade: C+

11) Air Force

  • In a sentence: One of their better classes in years, but still behind their conference mates.
  • Objective Grade: C-
  • Adjusted Grade: B+

12) New Mexico

  • In a sentence: Brought in some talent, but not enough and missed on top JUCO talent.
  • Objective Grade: D-
  • Adjusted Grade: D-

Tiers:

As many of you may know by now, I like to also break lists like these down into tiers. Tiers can be helpful to provide a different angle to look at things. If one made an argument to flip some of the spots on this list but kept them within the same tier, I wouldn’t put up much of a debate.

Tier 1: Boise State

Tier 2: Colorado State, Nevada, Fresno State

Tier 3: Utah State, San Diego State UNLV

Tier 4: Wyoming, San Jose State

Tier 5: Hawaii, Air Force

Tier 6: New Mexico

Recruiting Updates

Offers (all 2020 from unless otherwise noted)

  • ATH Will Shaffer was offered by Air Force
  • QB CJ Stroud was offered by Boise State
  • AJ Vaipulu was offered by Hawaii
  • ATH Montana Lemonious-Craig was offered by SJSU
  • ATH Cassius Savage was offered by SJSU
  • WR Elijah Queen was offered by SJSU
  • RB DJ Smith was offered by SJSU
  • WR Rome Odunze was offered by SDSU
  • ATH Jaden Navarrette was offered by UNLV

Follow @Mike_SBN for all MWC recruiting news and updates. Jeremy Rodrigues and Zach Ballard also contributed extensively to this article.