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MWC Recruiting Roundup 6-7-21. June Team Recruiting Rankings.

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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, there were a ton of visits and many of those were followed by offers, which also increased this week. Expect offers to increase again during and after camps, when coaches get to see players live on the field for the first time in at least a year and a half.

Nine of the twelve teams handed out an offer to at least one player this week. On the visit front, (at least) ten of twelve teams hosted visitors in some capacity. This week could go to a few teams, but UNLV seemed to stick out more than other teams this week in thanks to their combination of new offers and a number of visitors. This is the Rebels first week on the cover photo.

Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:

  • Utah State: 5
  • New Mexico: 3
  • Air Force: 2
  • Boise State: 1
  • Colorado State: 1
  • Fresno State: 1
  • UNLV: 1
  • Wyoming: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

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:

Air Force: June 21

Boise State: June 12, June 15

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

Fresno State: June 4, 17

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

SJSU: June 15

UNLV: June 12, 27

Utah State: June 12, 15, 22, 26

Wyoming: June 12th

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

June Team Recruiting Rankings:

Here are the May 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) UNLV

5) New Mexico

6) Air Force

7) Wyoming

8-12) Everyone else

Not many changes from last month. UNLV moves up as they, similar to Boise State, have a low number of commits but high quality. On the opposite end of the spectrum, teams like Utah State and Fresno State have a high number of commits. The other ranked teams fall someone in between and everyone else is without a commitment.

As I said last month, the rankings are currently 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

  • DB Dionte Thornton was offered by Boise State
  • OL Hall Schmidt was offered by Boise State
  • OL Kage Casey was offered by Boise State
  • RB Max Alford was offered by Colorado State
  • WR Tyler King was offered by Colorado State
  • OL John Pastore was offered by Colorado State
  • TE Merhauti Xepera was offered by Fresno State
  • 2023 OL/DL Joey Su’a was offered by Fresno State
  • 2024 OL Brandon Baker was offered by Fresno State
  • OL Peter Falaniko was offered by Hawaii
  • OL Vae Soifua was offered by Hawaii
  • WR/DB Max Garrison was offered by New Mexico
  • TE Hayden Hansen was offered by New Mexico
  • 2023 RB Kalib Hicks was offered by New Mexico
  • QB Tyler Voss was offered by SJSU
  • LB Sam Ross was offered by SJSU
  • LB/TE Jake Ripp was offered by SJSU
  • 2023 LB Palaie Faoa was offered by UNLV
  • 2023 WR/DB Jeremiah Hughes was offered by UNLV
  • 2023 RB Kam Taylor was offered by UNLV
  • DE Chris Neal was offered by Utah State
  • DE Harvey Dyson III was offered by Utah State
  • DB Damion Williams was offered by Utah State
  • DE Isaiah Smith was offered by Utah State
  • DB Josh Dixon was offered by Utah State and Wyoming
  • 2023 LB Dylan Brown-Turner was offered by Utah State
  • 2023 DB Braxton Myers was offered by Utah State
  • 2023 OL Taliafi Taala was offered by Utah State
  • OL Jackson Brown was offered by Wyoming
  • RB LJ Richardson was offered by Wyoming
  • DB Jaidan Scott 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 Tyler Lawrence visited Air Force
  • OL Luke Sudul visited Air Force
  • OL Nathan Elu visited Air Force
  • LB Benjamin Hudson visited Air Force
  • DB Nick Bell visited Air Force
  • DB Donovan Guyton visited Air Force
  • RB Talon Betts visited Air Force
  • ATH Aiden Lal visited Air Force
  • DB Ethan Joseph visited Air Force
  • RB Daniel Jupiter visited Air Force
  • OL Cameron Collins visited Air Force
  • DB Mason Moore visited Air Force
  • QB Katin Houser visited Boise State
  • TE Austin Terry visited Boise State
  • TE Colston Loveland visited Boise State
  • LS Jackson Plieth visited Boise State
  • OL Kage Casey visited Boise State
  • DB Dionte Thornton visited Boise State
  • WR/DB Anthony Costanzo visited Colorado State
  • OL Ethan Thomason visited Colorado State
  • OL John Pastore visited Colorado State
  • DE Ike Nnakenyi visited Nevada
  • LB Sam Rice visited Nevada
  • RB Zach Evans visited Nevada
  • ATH Mekhi Fox visited Nevada
  • DB KeeKee McQueen visited Nevada
  • QB Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi visited Nevada
  • QB Bryson McHenry visited New Mexico
  • WR/DB Corey Gordon visited New Mexico
  • WR Xavier Brown visited New Mexico
  • WR Juan Wilson visited New Mexico
  • RB Aami Cargo visited New Mexico
  • QB Brayten Silbor visited New Mexico
  • LB Andrew Morris visited New Mexico
  • TE Logan Tanner visited SDSU
  • TE Jordan Morris visited SDSU
  • RB Hassan Mahasin visited SJSU
  • QB Travis Plugge visited SJSU
  • QB Lachlan Rosmalen visited SJSU
  • QB Dylan Gebbia visited SJSU
  • WR/DB Lebron Jackson visited SJSU
  • WR/DB Jayden Hollis visited SJSU
  • JUCO DB Robert Whitehead visited SJSU
  • 2023 DB Markel Sanders visited SJSU
  • 2024 WR/DB Marshel Sanders visited SJSU
  • OL Tyson Molio’o visited UNLV
  • 2023 LB Palaie Faoa visited UNLV
  • 2023 WR/DB Jeremiah Hughes visited UNLV
  • 2024 LB Shakir Collins visited UNLV
  • 2026 WR/DB Madden Williams visited UNLV
  • OL Bryce Radford visited Utah State
  • OL Isaiah Garcia visited Utah State
  • WR Charles Nimrod visited Utah State
  • 2023 OL Taliafi Taala visited Utah State
  • DB Kahden Rullo visited Wyoming
  • LB Cayden Hawkins visited Wyoming

Commits

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