Another week, another recruiting roundup.
With the season in full swing and being in a state of an eternal dead period, expect recruiting to be pretty slow through at least the rest of November. Since on campus visits cannot occur, it makes sense for recruiting to be slow during the season.
This past week saw three new verbals in to the Mountain West, with Air Force picking up the two of the commitments. They also have one of the five offers from this week, so they take the cover photo this week and extend their lead.
Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:
- Air Force: 7
- New Mexico: 5
- Boise State: 4
- Colorado State: 4
- Nevada: 3
- San Diego State: 3
- UNLV: 3
- Fresno State: 2
- SJSU: 2
- Wyoming: 2
- Hawaii: 1
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 extended through March 2021.
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: 44
A Glance At UNLV Recruiting:
Though it is a small sample size thus far, the Rebels have been a team who recruits extremely well in the Arroyo era. Even in the 2020 cycle when the new coaching staff came in late, they were able to have one of the best classes in the MWC with several of the top players in the conference. This year is more of the same, with UNLV’s 20 member class ranking 2nd in the MWC and 70th in the nation per 247 composite rankings.
The Rebel’s class is a bit top heavy, but they have a large number of top tier talent. It’s comprised mostly of commits from California and Texas, with only one player coming from in-state Nevada thus far. On the offensive side of the ball, they secured a very nice all-purpose back in Samuel Green who can be used in a variety of ways on offense. He’s joined by Anthony Rosas, one of the better offensive line recruits in the Mountain West. On the defensive side of the things, UNLV continues to do a great job recruiting talented pass-rushers, with Nick Dimitris joining the fold. He is one of the highest rated players coming into the conference. Joining him on the defensive side of things are two talented defensive backs, safety Jaylen Lane and cornerback Kamren Blanton, who hails from high school powerhouse St. John Bosco.
Looking at their recruiting class so far, they don’t have too many spots left to play with, but they can round out their class nicely. UNLV looks pretty set on offense, but can add a more traditional running back or another wide receiver if they wish. On the defensive side of the ball, they are pretty set in the secondary. However, they need to add one or two players on the defensive line, specifically in the interior, and perhaps another linebacker. The bulk of this class is in tact, but if they can fill in a few pieces, they can have a very strong class.
- TE Jacob Ritchie was offered by Air Force
- DB Da’Veawn Armstead was offered by Boise State
- 2022 DB Tristan Dunn was offered by Boise State
- 2022 OL Jake Maikkula was offered by Colorado State
- DE Gracen Halton was offered by Fresno State
- OL Jim Schwaab committed to Air Force
- DB Ryder Fitch committed to Air Force
- WR Josh Nicholson committed to SDSU
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