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MWC Recruiting Roundup 10-4-21. Check out the October Team Recruiting Rankings.

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It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.

The calendar has turned to September and recruiting will be gaining steam over the next few weeks as we hit the prime period of the recruiting cycle. Teams will be hosting official visitors and commitments will be plentiful once again in due time.

For this week, there were a few different things going on. Offers were handed out, but outside of a few 2022 offers, most were for future classes. There were only two new known Mountain West commitments, by Air Force and UNLV. Boise State hosted a few visitors and Utah State unfortunately had a decommitment. As for the cover photo, the Rebels earn a place on the banner this week.

Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:

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

Recruiting Calendar:

We are currently in an evaluation period from now through most of November. Athletes can visit colleges through official and unofficial visits. Just as importantly, coaches can watch players in person at their high school games. Here is the official definition:

An evaluation period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective student-athletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student-athlete during an evaluation period.

Also, September 1st is the first day schools can actively recruit players in the 2023 class through letters, emails, texts, and social media.

Air Force Commitment Tracker:

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

October Team Recruiting Rankings:

For comparison’s sake, take a look at the September rankings.

Disclaimer: These rankings are not a projection of what will happen, but a snapshot of where things stand now.

1) Boise State

2) San Diego State

3) Utah State

4) Nevada

5) San Jose State

6) UNLV

7) Fresno State

8) Air Force

9) Wyoming

10) Colorado State

11) New Mexico

12) Hawaii

Tiers:

As many of you may know by now, I like to also break lists like these down into tiers. Tiers can be helpful to provide a different angle to look at things. If one made an argument for flipping some of the spots on this list but kept them within the same tier, I wouldn’t put up much of a debate.

Tier 1: Boise State, San Diego State

Tier 2: Utah State, Nevada, San Jose State

Tier 3: UNLV, Fresno State,

Tier 4: Air Force

Tier 5: Wyoming, Colorado State

Tier 6: New Mexico, Hawaii

Visit Recap:

OL Hall Schmidt (Boise State)

“It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had!! The best part was definitely meeting my future teammates!! The coaches are awesome! I got to watch some film with the coaches”

Commitment Spotlight:

WR Nathan Acevedo (Fresno State)

“I committed to Fresno State because they made me feel like family and had me in love when I saw it and talked to them. They made me feel like family and the program feels like home.

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • LB John Balas was offered by Air Force
  • 2023 WR/DB Jacob Lewis was offered by Boise State
  • OL Tyler Knaak was offered by Nevada
  • OL Marcus Simien was offered by Nevada
  • 2023 OL Zachary Henning was offered by Nevada
  • 2023 LB Isaiah Chisom was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 TE Matthew Klofenstein was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 OL Luke Baklenko was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 OL Matthew Staycer was offered by SDSU
  • JUCO DE Noah Lavulo was offered by SJSU
  • 2023 WR/DB Solomon Davis was offered by UNLV
  • 2023 WR/DB Jordan Napier was offered by UNLV
  • 2025 WR/LB Noah Mikhail was offered by UNLV
  • 2025 ATH LaMason Waller III was offered by UNLV

Visits

  • TE Austin Terry visited Boise State
  • OL Hall Schmidt visited Boise State
  • DB Jason Oliver visited Boise State

Commits

  • DB Samuel Gbatu Jr committed to UNLV
  • OL Noah McKinney committed to UNLV

Decommits

  • DT Cahlede Jackson decommitted from Utah State

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