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MWC Recruiting Roundup 5-3-21. May Team Recruiting Rankings.

Fresno State v Utah State Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.

Recruiting for the class of 2022 is in full force in Mountain West, as new offers are coming out in droves each and every week. With some states playing their football season this spring, coaches can see athletes play and hand out offers accordingly.

Teams continued to be active, with ten of the twelve teams offers players. It is worth noting that junior college recruiting isn’t completely dead, thanks to UNLV and Utah State. On the commitment front, four new verbal pledges joined the ranks, with three of them belonging to Utah State, who is securing a class early (the Rebels had the fourth). The Aggies get another week on the banner.

Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:

  • Utah State: 5
  • Air Force: 2
  • Boise State: 1
  • Fresno State: 1
  • Wyoming: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

Starting June 1st, recruiting will resume, thanks to the latest NCAA Council ruling. Here are the main points:

  • The recruiting calendar will resume June 1st
  • State laws will still override the blanket NCAA ruling
  • On-campus evaluations can take place during unofficial visits occurring during camps and clinics in June and July.
  • The number of evaluation days in the sport will increase from 42 to 56 during the fall 2021 evaluation period only.
  • Telephone calls are allowed during a prospective student athlete’s junior year or the 2021-22 academic year only.
  • Any full-time institutional staff members, current students, and all coaches can initiate recruiting calls for this recruiting cycle.

Another thing that will begin to happen in June is the return of recruiting camps. These will take place both on campus as well as satellite camps, which caused quite a stir a few years ago. Here is a running list of which teams have announced camp dates so far:

Recruiting Camps:

CSU: June 6, 11, 18, July 30

Nevada: June 14, 17, 19, 20, July 31

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: 4

May Team Recruiting Rankings:

Here are the April ones to compare.

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

1) Utah State

2) Boise State

3) Fresno State

4) Air Force

5) UNLV

6) Wyoming

7) New Mexico

8-12) Everyone else

Now that over half the teams in the conference have at least one commitment, which makes things more exciting for the weekly roundups and monthly rankings. The Aggies and Broncos both jump the Bulldogs this month. Boise State only has one commit, but he is now a four-star prospect and no other commit in the conference is even close to matching him. However, the Aggies have 8 verbal commits in their class and no one else has more than four (Fresno State and Air Force). It’s a quality vs quantity debate with polarizing results on both sides of the argument. Some readers will disagree and that is okay, but for me, 8 commits this early in the cycle wins out for the time being. The question is, for how long will that win out?

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • TE Jack Velling was offered by Air Force and Nevada
  • WR Maguire Neal was offered by Colorado State
  • WR Xavier Brown was offered by Colorado State
  • DB Malachi McLean was offered by Colorado State
  • DB Jaidan Scott was offered by Colorado State
  • OL Erik Gray was offered by Colorado State
  • TE Logan Tanner was offered by Colorado State
  • QB Dylan Gebbia was offered by Colorado State
  • WR/DB Sam Mason was offered by Fresno State
  • Grad Transfer OL Daviyon McDaniel was offered by Hawaii and Utah State
  • QB Landry Lyddy was offered by Nevada
  • WR/DB Joe Jo Wallace was offered by New Mexico
  • WR Juan Wilson was offered by New Mexico
  • WR Keshlon Jackson was offered by New Mexico
  • WR Jake George was offered by New Mexico
  • WR David Washington was offered by New Mexico
  • WR/RB Jaylin Lucas was offered by New Mexico
  • WR/DB Collin Jacob was offered by New Mexico
  • WR Treylin Whaley was offered by New Mexico
  • OL Jeremiah Jackson was offered by New Mexico
  • OL/DL Donavan Jordan was offered by New Mexico
  • LB/TE Eli McWilliams was offered by New Mexico
  • DE/TE Luke Johnston was offered by New Mexico
  • WR/DB TJ Hall was offered by SJSU
  • JUCO DL Myron Green was offered by UNLV
  • JUCO OL Kaci Moreka was offered by UNLV
  • ATH Quincy Craig was offered by Utah State
  • LB/TE Kanen Hamlett was offered by Utah State
  • OL/DL Aubrey Scott was offered by Utah State
  • DE Ryan Henderson was offered by Utah State
  • WR/DB Zamondre Merriweather was offered by Utah State
  • JUCO OL Terrance McClain was offered by Utah State
  • JUCO DB Tristan Driggers was offered by Utah State
  • Transfer OL Kyle Hergel was offered by Utah State
  • Transfer WR Brandon Sanders was offered by Utah State
  • DL Jack Teiken was offered by Wyoming

Commits

  • QB Jayden Maiava committed to UNLV
  • DB Saco Alofipo committed to Utah State
  • DB Ken Moore committed to Utah State
  • JUCO DB Kobe Hylton committed to Utah State

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