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MWC Recruiting Roundup 8-16-21. News, offers, commits, and a snapshot look at each class.

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It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.

While August continues to be one of the slower months in the recruiting calendar, there are some signs of life. There were barely any offers (six) and five of them were for 2023 recruits. On the other hand, there were some commits as well, with two recruits announcing their verbal pledge. New Mexico and San Diego State led the way on the offer from, with Fresno State and Wyoming picking up the new commits. This week’s cover photo will go to Wyoming, who added the highest-ranking commit of the week.

Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:

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

Recruiting Calendar:

We are currently in a dead period for the month of August. 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.

Also, August 1st is the first day schools can send official (written) offers to players. If you see recruits tweeting official offers from schools they have already announced offers from or even committed to, this is why. Also, sometimes a recruit who previously announced an offer from a team will not receive an official offer. Official offers will often show how serious teams still are about a player.

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: 36

A Snapshot Look at Each Class:

Although it isn’t the exact halfway point of the recruiting cycle, right before the season does signal the end of recruiting checkpoint. Some players like to commit early, doing so on spring visits or summer camps, or another point before their football season. Other recruits like to complete official visits during the season, so this seems like a natural time to survey the progression of each team’s class.

Here is where all 12 classes stand, although the data varies a bit. All class sizes are per my tracking, which differs from 247 for a number of teams. All team rankings, number of 3 stars, and composite rankings are per 247Composite. However, some players have higher ratings per 247.

Air Force

Class Ranking: 101

Number of commits: 36

Number of 3 stars: 2

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

Boise State

Class Ranking: 54

Number of commits: 14

Number of 3 stars: 14

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 4

Colorado State

Class Ranking: 93

Number of commits: 13

Number of 3 stars: 5

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

Fresno State

Class Ranking: 130

Number of commits: 6

Number of 3 stars: 1

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

Hawaii

Class Ranking: 132

Number of commits: 2

Number of 3 stars: 0

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

Nevada

Class Ranking: 95

Number of commits: 7

Number of 3 stars: 4

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

New Mexico

Class Ranking: 110

Number of commits: 9

Number of 3 stars: 1

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

San Diego State

Class Ranking: 74

Number of commits: 9

Number of 3 stars: 9

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 1

San Jose State

Class Ranking: 88

Number of commits: 7

Number of 3 stars: 7

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

UNLV

Class Ranking: 102

Number of commits: 4

Number of 3 stars: 3

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 1

Utah State

Class Ranking: 72

Number of commits: 23

Number of 3 stars: 12

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

Wyoming

Class Ranking: 103

Number of commits: 8

Number of 3 stars: 3

Number of players over 85 composite rating: 0

Commitment Spotlight:

LB Jake Ripp (Boise State)

“I thought it was a perfect fit it’s a beautiful city with awesome people that really care about and support the program. The coaches are awesome and I’m super excited to spend the next 4+ years with them. I also like that it was relatively close to home but just far away enough to experience something other than California. They are getting a hard-working player who’s going to give it his all.”

LB Tim Thomas (Fresno State)

“I chose Fresno because the environment felt like home. being a valley kid that’s important to me and I felt I could just adjust quickly. They welcomed me with open arms and showed love that nobody else showed. I knew it was real when the whole Fresno coaching staff texted me once I said I was going to announce and that solidified my decision. Also, it’s close to home but also far enough for me to grow up and become a mature young man so great place for me!”

Recruiting Updates:

Offers

  • 2023 OL Jackson St. Aubyn was offered by New Mexico
  • 2023 ATH Evan Wysong was offered by New Mexico
  • DB Ikalewa Paaoao was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 OL Iapani Laloulu was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 LB Liona Lefau was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 LB/TE Victory Johnson was offered by SDSU
  • 2023 LB Leonard Ah You was offered by SDSU

Commits

  • LB Tim Thomas committed to Fresno State
  • WR Caleb Merritt committed to Wyoming

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