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MWC Recruiting Roundup 6-17-19

Lots of recruit talk.

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The dozens of offers each week is starting to pay off for Mountain West teams. The commitments were rolling in this week as Air Force, Wyoming, Nevada, San Diego State, and Hawaii picked up known commits (Hawaii picked up another commitment late last night). This to go along with around 50 offers, led by the 10 San Jose State handed out as they held a camp this weekend. However, it was Nevada who hosted four known visitors and landed a new commit this week. They take the banner and the lead in the year long rankings.

2019 Cover Photo Total:

  • Nevada: 4
  • Colorado State: 3
  • San Jose State: 2
  • Fresno State: 1
  • Boise State: 1
  • Utah State: 1
  • Hawaii: 1
  • Air Force: 1
  • UNLV: 1

Camp Season

Here is what we wrote about satellite camps last year. It’s worth taking a look at again this year as a refresher.

Visit Recap

OL Brandon Hernandez (Boise State)

“Well for one the coaches and staff were extremely welcoming which was awesome the place felt like home it felt like what I wanted it to feel like. The facilities were absolutely amazing and standing on that field was electrifying even without the Boise fans. I spent some time talking with Markel Reed and DK Blaylock and they told me honestly what they though about the program and it was all great things they had to say. Me and my parents sat with Coach Harsin for a while and wow it was awesome. I love the connection and bond that I have with Coach Bedell we share many similarities. Darren Uscher and Samuel Miller were also a huge part of this amazing visit. Harsin talked about what Boise is really about and the way they do things and that I would be a great fit for the program. We talked about our families and our blue collar backgrounds which meant a lot. When we met with Bedell, we talked about the depth chart and where I would be if and when I go to Boise. We watched a lot of film and talked about the football aspect and the not football aspect. Coach Bedell has always been one of my favorite coaches since the day I met him. I love the way him and I connect on a personal level. I love that he’s a family man and I can go to him to talk about anything, literally anything which feels great. I met his wife and kid which meant a lot. He reminds me a lot of my dad who is a huge inspiration for me. I’ve known him for a while now and all the players I talked to and met with were all awesome!”

RB Clarence Dalton (Nevada)

“Everything it was amazing. The coaches really showed the love, it stood out to me, and so did the the way they and the players push each other. I was able to talk to the coaches about everything from football to life, the things I love to do, and the plays I like to run. As a running back, my best traits are my stiff arm and my ability to make the first two people miss.”

Commitment Spotlight

RJ Taylor (Nevada)

“Well the biggest reason why I committed was the coaching staff. The staff was amazing and their resumes were incredible. The coaches were very personal which I liked a lot, It honestly just felt like home. I didn’t feel at home at the other visits I went on. I fell in love with Nevada. The staff got to know me as myself not RJ Taylor the football player which I really liked. I told them my hobbies were fishing and off-roading and almost every coach could have an hour long conversation about either one of those things with me which I really enjoyed. They also spent time trying to get to know me and not just talk about football which really stood out to me. They really like me at left guard because I can pull very well but they also love me at center because i’m nasty. Right now just left guard. But I’m versatile, I’ve played every spot on the o-line and played d-end, 3 tech, nose tackle and even a bit of linebacker.”

DE Cameron Smith (Wyoming)

“I’ve had the chance to visit a lot of campuses over the last couple years. Wyoming just feels like home, not to mention the the facilities are some of the nicest I’ve seen. Over the past couple years I feel like I’ve built a great relationship with Coach Cooper and have met with Coach Bohl twice and felt like there was a really good fit. He is always straight forward and direct which I appreciate. I feel there is a high level of trust because of that. I like his intensity and attention to details that I observed while visiting during Spring practices. Another big attraction was the smaller class sizes which I think will benefit me academically. They really like me at defensive end because of my pass rush ability off the edge. One thing I have really been working on is my hip flexibility. With the recruiting process out of the way now, I am just really looking forward to my Senior year at Legend.”

Recruiting Updates

Offers

  • DL Kortlin Rausaw was offered by Boise State
  • DL Latrell Bankston was offered by Boise State
  • LB Cyrus Moss was offered by Boise State
  • TE DJ Rogers was offered by Boise State
  • JUCO WR Drue Jackson was offered by Boise State
  • 2021 ATH Jaden Hicks was offered by Boise State
  • 2022 DB Zion Branch was offered by Boise State
  • DE Avery Morris was offered by Colorado State
  • DE Gabriel Lopez was offered by Colorado State
  • OL Briggs Kearse was offered by Colorado State
  • 2021 WR Chase Penry was offered by Colorado State
  • ATH CJ Jones was offered by Fresno State
  • WR/DB Velltray Jefferson was offered by Fresno State
  • JUCO WR Xavier Hutchinson was offered by Fresno State
  • OL Jaedon Garcia was offered by Hawaii
  • WR/DB Silas Bolden was offered by Hawaii
  • QB Carl Richardson was offered by Nevada
  • RB/DB Aaron Jones was offered by Nevada and Utah State
  • 2022 QB Maalik Murphy was offered by Nevada
  • 2023 WR Malachi Riley was offered by Nevada
  • OL Justin Williams was offered by SDSU
  • DB Domani Jackson was offered by SDSU
  • ATH Marquese Allen-Patmon was offered by SDSU
  • OL Kevin Brown was offered by SJSU
  • WR Jared Gipson was offered by SJSU
  • WR/DB Elijah Wood was offered by SJSU
  • LB Davion Blackwell was offered by SJSU
  • ATH Anson Pulsipher was offered by SJSU
  • ATH Dominic Oliver was offered by SJSU
  • JUCO DB Tristan West was offered by SJSU
  • 2021 QB Ari Patu was offered by SJSU
  • 2021 OL/DL Jailen Weaver was offered by SJSU
  • 2023 QB Jaden Rashada was offered by SJSU
  • OL Leke Asenuga was offered by UNLV
  • ATH Jaden Hicks was offered by UNLV
  • DB Dante Thomas was offered by UNLV
  • WR/DB Keyshawn Smith was offered by UNLV
  • WR/DB Caine Savage was offered by UNLV
  • TE Mason West was offered by UNLV
  • RB Damien Moore was offered by UNLV
  • WR Kody Epps was offered by Utah State and Wyoming
  • ATH Lavon Bunkley-Shelton was offered by Utah State
  • DB/WR Isaac Larsen was offered by Utah State
  • DE Mason Mastrov was offered by Wyoming
  • ATH Brody Hughes was offered by Wyoming
  • WR Elijah Queen was offered by Wyoming

Visits

  • OL Brandon Hernandez visited Boise State
  • QB Carl Richardson visited Nevada
  • ATH Patrick Dean visited Nevada
  • OL RJ Taylor visited Nevada
  • RB Clarence Dalton visited Nevada

Commits

  • OL RJ Long committed to Air Force
  • OL Jake Tuatagaloa committed to Hawaii
  • ATH Kilohana Haasenritter committed to Hawaii
  • OL RJ Taylor committed to Nevada
  • OL Julian Ripley committed to SDSU
  • DE Cameron Smith committed to Wyoming

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