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MWC Recruiting Roundup 10-19-20

A glance at Nevada recruiting.

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Another week, another recruiting roundup.

This has been the slowest recruiting week in quite some time. However, with the season so close, this isn’t surprising at all. Coaches are focused on the upcoming games over anything else. In a normal season, this usually happens in August. This year, it’s happening now.

This past week saw four new verbals in to the Mountain West, with three of them coming over the weekend. Half of the new pledges belonged to Air Force, with Boise State and San Jose State picking up the other two. Add in Boise State handing out the only known offer of the week and that accounts for all the recruiting news. With a slower recruiting week, the Falcon’s verbal pledges allows them a week on the cover photo.

Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:

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

Recruiting Calendar:

The dead period is still alive. But based on what the NCAA is allowing, it seems more like a contact period to some degree, as coaches can have unlimited calls and video meetings during this time.

Update: The Dead Period has been extending through the end of the 2020.

Air Force Commitment Tracker:

Looks like it’s time to bring this back. Since the Air Force Academy regularly has around 100 commits in each class, it’s kind of fun to track them over the course of the year.

Number of Falcon verbal commits: 40

A Glance At Nevada Recruiting:

Nevada is a team that has recruited moderately well under Coach Norvell and has been moderately successful on the field, reaching bowl games the past two season. They have seemed to emphasize versatile athletes, which is a pretty good strategy for their air-raid offense and 3-3-5 defense.

This year they have 16 verbal commits, good for 7th in the Mountain West and 91st overall per 247 composite rankings. The bulk of their class is from California (5 commits) and Texas (4), but they have two local commits as well, both in the top 25 in the state of Nevada but neither as higher than 18th.

The Wolf Pack class is highlighted by two talented players, one on each side of the ball. Offensive lineman Dominic Eldridge already has the size to player tackle in college and the ability is right there as well. He is a key get who seems to have flown under the radar. Likewise, outside linebacker Jeremiah Bodwin is a pretty highly rate player without the offers to match, but it’s a gain for Nevada.

They’ve hit the linebacker and defensive line spots the hardest thus far in the 2021 class but offensive line appears to be their best position at this point. Although their numbers point to an approaching full class, there are still a few positions that can be shored up. Wide receiver can use another player or two, as well as a cornerback, and perhaps another offensive lineman. All in all, Nevada continues to do what they always do, which isn’t a knock or a compliment, but rather a nod to their consistency.

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • TE Drew Biber was offered by Boise State

Commits

  • DL Christopher Esparza committed to Air Force
  • LB Matthew Devine committed to Air Force
  • DB Ore Adeyi committed to Boise State
  • TE Junior Carmona committed to SJSU

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