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MWC Recruiting Roundup 7-8-19

Take a look at the latest MWC recruiting updates.

NCAA Football: Colorado State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go again. It’s time to look at recruiting this week in the Mountain West. This week was a bit slower, unless you’re Air Force. They win the cover photo for the second week in a row after accounting for two of the four offers and five of the six new commitments.

Note: The recruiting updates are through Friday the 5th, as I went on vacation Saturday. Any offers from the 6th on will be included in the following week.

2019 Cover Photo Total:

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

Commitment Spotlight

OL Hunter Brown (Air Force)

“I was always considering the military for my future. It was a great opportunity for outstanding academics, football career, and eventually my career as an officer in the Air Force. The coaches were always so welcoming and always just a phone call away. I felt like I really connected with the coaching staff. The coaches were ecstatic and very pleased with my decision. They said they enjoy my film and like what they see. With that type of offense they just need people “moved out of the way” and that’s just what I do. My strengths are the ability to make the guys around me better. Also the heart I give on every snap. You will never see me take a play off.”

DL Billy Johnson (Air Force)

“When I visited in March I really enjoyed the players and coaches. I felt at home and comfortable with all of them. Also with all of the opportunities that the Air Force gives you it was too good to pass up on. They also had great facilities and stadium. Being from the Midwest, the Mountain West locations intrigued me. Plus a trip to the White House will be really cool. When I first talked to Coach Jamison, the defensive line coach, he offered me and told me a lot of info on the school and how special of a place it is. But when I visited there for junior day, I think that was the biggest part of the recruitment. They were really involved in the visit and talked to me a lot about the school and how many great opportunities there are at USAFA. They talked to me after just trying to learn more about me and just to tell me how good the school is. Coach Jamison also has connections to Wisconsin so it was cool to talk a little about Madison. From what the coaches have said about me they like that I’m physical and have quick feet and pretty good speed for a big guy. When I committed Coach Jamison was excited and told me it was a big deal that I committed and was glad to have me join the brotherhood.When I talked to Coach Calhoun he said it was awesome I committed and was excited to have me and wants to get to work right away. I feel like I can fit well in their system due to my athleticism and being able to move. I think my strengths as a player is my quick feet and being able to use my power to rush the passer. I’ve only been playing since my freshman year of high school so I have plenty to learn but I’m eager to learn and know I can and I know Coach Jamison will be able to teach me a lot to make me the best player I can be.”

DE Jordan Miles (Air Force)

“Air Force wasn’t just a four year deal subjected to football. This school was more than that it was a lifetime opportunity to keep me and my future family well off. This school I felt had the best staff and academics that I will ever get. Everyone tells you growing up as a athlete to have a back up plan and I felt like if football doesn’t have a next level after college at least I’ll have a place that helped me become a young man with another career path. Also no other college that I’ve seen has a better view to wake up to then Colorado Springs. Lastly God really helped me because when finding a college you get a feeling and this was the one that spoke to me and couldn’t let this opportunity leave. What I truly liked about this staff was their energy. They were fired up to talk to me for the first time and keep the same energy now. I feel this keeps us with a strong relationship like family. Some key things they like about me is speed and power off the ball. They love how I could rush the QB and after attending the day there I got more tips and tricks to elevate my game to another level for this senior season. This defensive scheme was the best opportunity for me on the college level. A typical DE is around 6’4 and me being 6’1 would not work. Attending the school playing OLB was my best chance. I also feel it will expand my game a lot more because all my life I’ve played coming out a three point stance and being allowed to stand up and already in a sprint stance should be great to see. My best strengths as a player would be accountability, integrity, leadership, speed, and strength. These would be my top strengths in football.”

Recruiting Updates

Offers

  • ATH Andre Pierce Jr was offered by Air Force
  • RB Minaya Olivo was offered by Air Force
  • RB Shamar Garrett was offered by New Mexico
  • DE Logan Schwenke was offered by SJSU

Commitments

  • DL Billy Johnson committed to Air Force
  • DE Jordan Miles committed to Air Force
  • OL Hunter Brown committed to Air Force
  • WR Rory White committed to Air Force
  • OL Kyle Rose committed to Air Force
  • K/P Charlie Pollock committed to Nevada

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