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MWC Recruiting Roundup 9-7-20

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September Team Recruiting Rankings.

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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.

Another thing you may notice is a clear emphasis on the class of 2020. In fact, only one offer this week was handed out to a recruit in the 2021 class. One of the reasons for this is that quite a few teams have secured most of their spots in their 2021 classes, so they can focus more attention on future classes. Another potential reason is with seniors being allowed to return for an extra year of eligibility, some teams may be taking smaller recruiting classes to balance their roster out. It is something to look for when following this recruiting cycle.

This past week saw 5 new verbals in to the Mountain West. Boise State had more than half of them (although one has yet to reveal himself publicly), with Fresno State and UNLV securing the other two. With that being said, Boise State stays on the photo this week.

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

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.

September 1st marked the day that coaches can have direct contact with high school juniors, or the recruiting class of 2022. If you were on twitter at all, you saw the graphics and tweets and buzz going around about that.

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

September Team Recruiting Rankings:

Here are the rankings from last month for your reference. Notice which teams have changed spots and which ones have not.

1) UNLV

2) San Diego State

3) Fresno State

4) Colorado State

5) New Mexico

6) Boise State

7) Nevada

8) Hawaii

9) Air Force

10) San Jose State

11) Utah State

12) Wyoming

As many know, tiers can sometimes tell more of the story than straight rankings. If someone ranked teams in a different order but within the same tier, they would have a fair argument. Here are the current tiers:

Tier 1: UNLV, SDSU, Fresno State

Tier 2: Colorado State, New Mexico

Tier 3: Boise State, Nevada

Tier 4: Hawaii, Air Force

Tier 5: SJSU, Utah State

Tier 6: Utah State, Wyoming

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • LB James Wilborn Jr was offered by Boise State
  • 2022 WR Darrius Clemons was offered by Boise State
  • 2022 LB Robby Snelling was offered by by Boise State
  • 2022 WR Tajon Evans was offered by Fresno State
  • 2022 DT Ruben Adams was offered by Fresno State
  • 2022 DB Carlos Mack was offered by Fresno State
  • 2022 RB/DB James Jointer was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 WR/LB Jaishon Davis was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 RB Isaiah Broadway was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 OL Caden Kitler was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 OL Kentrell Mason was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 QB Josh Hoover was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 DB Christian Smith-Johnson was offered by New Mexico
  • 2022 RB Zeke Burnett was offered by SJSU
  • 2022 OL Laakea Kapoi was offered by SJSU
  • 2022 DB Jaden Mickey was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Colston Loveland was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Nason Coleman was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 RB Ashton Hayes was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DB Kamari Ramsey was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DB Cam Sidney was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DB Benjamin Morrison was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Jacoby Kelly was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 OL Kenji Swanson was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 ATH Nick Adimora was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 ATH Jordan Crook was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 OL Bryce Radford was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 OL Roger Carreon was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Armani Windfield was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DT Dejon Roney was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 OL Gavin Broscious was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 TE Anthony Jones was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Jalen Moss was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Shawn Miller was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 OL/DL Mark Nabou was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DE Jalil Tucker was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 ATH Sam Olsen Roush was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR DJ Allen was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DB Ephesians Prysock was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 RB Zeke Burnett was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 WR Jace Wilson was offered by UNLV
  • 2022 DT Dallas Vakalahi was offered by Utah State

Commits

  • OL Cord Kringlen committed to Boise State
  • LB Marco Notarainni committed to Boise State
  • An unknown player committed to Boise State
  • DE Tito Chikere committed to Fresno State
  • OL Anton Ambuehl committed to UNLV

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