Another week, another recruiting roundup.
One thing you may have noticed on Twitter this weekend was recruits tweeting about official offers. August 1st is the first day schools can give written or official offers. If you follow the recruiting of your favorite team closely, you may notice some verbal offers from the spring aren’t always backed up by official written offers. It’s a good time of year to see who are the high school athletes a team is actually recruiting strongly.
This past week saw 5 new verbals in to the Mountain West. Boise State, Fresno State, SDSU, SJSU, and Wyoming all gained a commit. New Mexico and to a lesser extend Nevada and UNLV got head starts on their future classes by offering recruits in the 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes. With no real clear leader this week, Boise State had the best single player to make a commitment so they take a turn on the lead photo.
Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:
- Air Force: 5
- New Mexico: 4
- Colorado State: 4
- UNLV: 3
- San Diego State: 3
- Nevada: 2
- Fresno State: 2
- Boise State: 1
- Hawaii: 1
- San Jose State: 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.
The NCAA has updated their eligibility requirements for this year:
NCAA Eligibility Center has updated their intital eligibility requirements for 2021-2022 Academic year ‼️ pic.twitter.com/ZZoykA8La0— MATT RAZZANO (@Matt_Razzano) August 18, 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: 36
- 2022 RB Zeke Burnett was offered by Nevada
- 2023 RB/LB Isaiah Carlson was offered by Nevada
- 2022 TE/QB Danny Lewis Jr was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 WR Tyler Bailey was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 OL Malik Agbo was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 TE/DE Jacob Newell was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 WR Jayden Boyd was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 RB Jonah Coleman was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 WR/DB WIll Futhey was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 WR Xavier Brown was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 OL Jihad Lateef was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 OL Neto Umeozulu was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 OL Carson Fichtel was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 WR Jacoby Kelly was offered by New Mexico
- 2022 OL Jackson Newville was offered by New Mexico
- 2023 QB Javance Tupouata-Johnson was offered by SJSU
- 2022 TE Tyler Powell was offered by UNLV
- 2023 DE Tausili Akana was offered by UNLV
- WR/DB Makholven Sonn was offered by Utah State
- QB Jaxson Dart was offered by Utah State
- LB Rejhan Tatum committed to Boise State
- DB Alzillion Hamilton committed to Fresno State
- LB Hank Pepper committed to SDSU
- DE Marcel Sanders committed to SJSU
- DT JJ Uphold committed to Wyoming
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