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MWC Recruiting Roundup 6-21-21. Commits, commits, and more commits.

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

It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.

Recruiting feels like recruiting again with players allowed to visit campuses. Schools couldn’t wait to host recruits, with many visits coming during the week as soon as the calendar turned to June. As can be seen below, offers, visits, and even commits are happening in full force, which is fun for those who follow it.

Ten of the twelve teams handed out an offer. Likewise, (at least) eleven of twelve teams hosted visitors in some capacity. That’s not even including campers, which gets a separate category in our roundup. On the commitment front, a whopping 20 players found new homes in the Mountain West, spanning 8 teams. Many teams had great weeks. Boise State didn’t keep the pace of their hot streak last week, but still found another commit (although they also lost a commit) Air Force picked up four new verbal pledges, Colorado State found three of their own, while New Mexico and SDSU each added two new commits to their ranks. Utah State had a better week than all of them, with six new commits, bringing their total in the 2022 class to 14. The Aggies extend their lead in the cover photo total.

Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:

  • Utah State: 6
  • Boise State: 3
  • New Mexico: 3
  • Air Force: 2
  • Colorado State: 1
  • Fresno State: 1
  • UNLV: 1
  • Wyoming: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

Today makes the start of a dead period. After this past year, everyone should be familiar with what a dead period is. There is no in-person contact permitted between coaches and recruits, either on-campus or off-campus.

Recruiting Camps:

Air Force: June 21

Boise State: June 12, June 15

  • QB Chace Pence
  • QB Malakai Martinez
  • RB Taylor Marcum
  • WR/DB Hunter Nowell
  • TE Jackson Mason
  • ATH Isaiah Griffin
  • OL Trevor Pay
  • LB Seth Bullard
  • LB Jackson Berger
  • K/P Wyatt Redding
  • 2023 LB Carter Davis
  • 2023 OL Zac Nyland
  • 2023 ATH Conner Noah
  • 2024 ATH Jack McAllister

Colorado State: June 6, 11, 18, July 30

  • OL Tyler Lawrence
  • WR Zeke Greco
  • TE Risher Clements
  • OL Drew Azzopardi

Fresno State: June 4, 17

  • QB/DB Steven Durran
  • WR/DB Khalid Robinson

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

  • QB/DB Steven Durran
  • LB Jackson Kink
  • WR/DB Khalid Robinson
  • RB Taylor Marcum
  • OL Tyler Lawrence

SJSU: June 15

  • QB/DB Steven Durran
  • QB Kyle McCormick
  • LB Brandon Broch
  • ATH Anthony Freeman
  • WR/DB Khalid Robinson
  • LB Diego Robles
  • OL/DL Aaron Ballesteros III
  • 2023 WR/DB Darrell Carr
  • 2023 ATH Riley Paran
  • 2023 LB Kevin Albright

UNLV: June 12, 27

  • WR/DB Khalid Robinson
  • WR Deric English
  • OL Brody Cutrer
  • OL Weylin Lapuaho
  • TE/DE Justin Rocky Ibarra
  • 2023 DE Blake Purchase
  • 2023 RB Kam Taylor
  • 2023 LB Vincent Friend
  • 2024 WR/DB Marshel Sanders
  • 2024 WR/DB Markel Sanders
  • 2024 OL Eugene Brooks IV

Utah State: June 12, 15, 22, 26

  • RB/DB Ethan Mikita

Wyoming: June 12, 26

  • WR Tyson Money
  • 2023 WR/DB Joshua Gerlach II

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: 15

Committment Spotlight:

DB Dionte Thorton (Boise State)

“I chose Boise State because I like how they recruited me, Coach Jeron Johnson was my main recruiter, my unofficial visit was amazing, the whole coaching staff showed me love!!! It’s a great program they’re always competing for a Conference Championship!! It’s a family vibe at Boise State. I’m excited and can’t wait to get there and play on The Blue!!!!”

LB Hunter Maemker (New Mexico)

“First off the New Coaching staff with coach Rocky Long and Coach Gonzalez really intrigued me. I also love the way they run their defense and I think it would fit me best. It was very cool to get to talk to Brian Urlacher over the phone as well. I also thought It would be an awesome experience playing for the football team that I’ve watched growing up over the years, and having friends and family go to my games. Very excited about the direction of the program and I’m thrilled in becoming a Lobo!”

RB Myron Carter (New Mexico)

“I love the coaching staff and how family oriented they are. I feel that family is a very important thing to have in a program. I love the offensive scheme they run; it’s similar to the one we have here at spring. The ethics of the program stood out to me as well. I hope to go there and grow as a player and a person. In me, they’ll be getting a hard worker, leader, and a hybrid offensive player.”

DL Adam Tomczyk (Utah State)

“Some of the main reasons why I chose Utah State are because of the great coaching staff, the amazing football program and facilities . With the new additions to the coaching staff I think the Utah State Aggies have a bright future in the MWC. I am excited to work with the coaches to take my skill set to the next level.”

LB Ryker Lotulelei (Utah State)

“The coaching staff was a big reason I chose Utah state. I enjoyed my visits with them. I’m excited to go there because the football facilities are expanding and many new things coming up within the next few years. I felt such a positive vibe between the players and coaches and looking forward to being apart of the Aggie Nation!”

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • QB Parker Kingston was offered by Air Force
  • OL Alec Falk was offered by Air Force
  • DE Colter Jones Dawson was offered by Air Force
  • DT Justis La’ulu was offered by Air Force
  • 2023 WR/DB Solomon Davis was offered by Colorado State
  • WR/DB Zamondre Merriweather was offered by Fresno State
  • LB David Peevy was offered by Fresno State
  • DB Cam Sidney was offered by Hawaii
  • WR Devon Tauaefa was offered by Hawaii and Nevada
  • K/P Jace Gilbert was offered by Nevada
  • OL Drew Azzopardi was offered by Nevada
  • LB Paul Fitzgerald was offered by Nevada
  • OL Drew Azzopardi was offered by Nevada and SDSU
  • 2023 OL Derek Thompson was offered by Nevada
  • 2023 QB Evan Tomich was offered by Nevada
  • 2023 DB Sailasa Vadrawale was offered by Nevada
  • 2023 WR/DB Mikey Matthews was offered by Nevada
  • 2024 QB Austin Mack was offered by Nevada
  • 2024 QB Anthony Wolter was offered by Nevada and SJSU
  • LB Jordan Pollard was offered by New Mexico
  • OL Alton Robinson was offered by New Mexico
  • WR/DB Dredrick Bell Jr was offered by New Mexico
  • OL Tyrone Durant McDuffie III was offered by New Mexico
  • 2023 WR/DB Tre Spivey was offered by New Mexico
  • DE Jaeden Moore was offered by SJSU
  • JUCO QB Nate Glantz was offered by SJSU
  • OL Weylin Lapuaho was offered by UNLV
  • 2023 DE Blake Purchase was offered by UNLV
  • 2024 OL Eugene Brooks IV was offered by UNLV
  • QB Bishop Davenport was offered by Utah State
  • OL James Aloisio was offered by Utah State
  • DE Nikhil Webb-Walker was offered by Utah State
  • QB Gage Stenger was offered by Wyoming
  • WR/DB Carson Hegerle was offered by Wyoming
  • OL/DL Rex Johnson was offered by Wyoming

Visits

It’s hard to know if these are officials or unofficials, but assume many of them are unofficial. Here are the known recruits who took visits to MWC this week.

  • OL/DL Luke Vonderhaar visited Air Force
  • DB Patrick Smith visited Air Force
  • RB Jake Redina visited Air Force
  • WR Javen Jacobs visited Air Force
  • OL Ben Rios visited Air Force
  • DB/RB Devon Grubbs visited Air Force
  • TE/LB Peyton Faulkner visited Air Force
  • DE Brody Whitson visited Air Force
  • DE Jack Curtis visited Air Force
  • LB Jeff Lambert visited Air Force
  • LB Hunter Neely visited Air Force
  • OL Connor Lingren visited Air Force
  • OL John Schwaab visited Air Force
  • LB Zac Waible visited Air Force
  • DE Cameren Cope visited Boise State
  • OL/DL Stryker Rashid visited Boise State
  • RB Hassan Mahasin visited Boise State
  • OL David Main visited Boise State
  • DE Ikemefuna Nnakenyi visited Colorado State
  • TE Jack Endries visited Fresno State
  • DB Jayden Davis visited Fresno State
  • LB Lealofi Chanwong visited Nevada
  • QB Marcus Sanders visited Nevada
  • WR Ryan Kean visited Nevada
  • WR CJ Jacobsen visited Nevada
  • DB Kevin Miniefield Jr visited Nevada
  • QB Maddux Madsen visited New Mexico
  • OL Kavika Fitisemanu visited SDSU
  • LB Justin Eklund visited SJSU
  • RB Sheldon Canley Jr visited SJSU
  • JUCO QB Nate Glantz visited SJSU
  • WR Xavier Van visited UNLV
  • LB Benjamin Hudson visited UNLV
  • WR Terryon Rowe visited UNLV
  • QB Demond Williams Jr visited UNLV
  • 2023 QB CJ Tiller visited UNLV
  • 2024 ATH Miles Lockhart visited UNLV
  • QB Issac Madrigal visited Utah State
  • RB/DB Mapa Vaenuku visited Utah State
  • QB Carter Fortin visited Utah State
  • OL Caron Jones visited Utah State
  • LB David Oke visited Utah State
  • WR/DB Robert Briggs visited Utah State
  • K Vincent Banks visited Wyoming
  • QB Caden Becker visited Wyoming
  • QB Sadler Smith visited Wyoming

Commits

  • RB Jordan Scarbrough committed to Air Force
  • WR Chedon James committed to Air Force
  • TE Michael Bunyan committed to Air Force
  • OL Ty Pitts committed to Air Force
  • DL JJ Talo committed to Boise State
  • LB Joseph Sipp Jr committed to Colorado State
  • DB Bryce Johnson committed to Colorado State
  • An unknown player committed to Colorado State
  • JUCO QB Alaka’i Yuen committed to Fresno State
  • LB Hunter Haemker committed to New Mexico
  • RB Myron Carter committed to New Mexico
  • OL Laakea Kapoi committed to SDSU
  • DB Chris Johnson committed to SDSU
  • LB Justin Eklund committed to SJSU
  • RB Robert Briggs committed to Utah State
  • QB Bishop Davenport committed to Utah State
  • LB Ryker Lotulelei committed to Utah State
  • DB Mapa Vaenuku committed to Utah State
  • LB Kao Hansen committed to Utah State
  • DL Adam Tomczyk committed to Utah State

Decommits

  • QB Katin Houser has decommitted from Boise State

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