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 plentiful, especially for Fresno State and Nevada. There were four known Mountain West commitments, with Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, and UNLV all gaining new commits. As for the cover photo, Fresno State seemed to cover the most ground in recruiting, offering eight players and laying the groundwork for the 2023 class as well.
Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:
- Utah State: 6
- Air Force: 4
- Boise State: 3
- Fresno State: 3
- New Mexico: 3
- San Diego State: 3
- Wyoming: 2
- Colorado State: 1
- Hawaii: 1
- Nevada: 1
- San Jose State: 1
- UNLV: 1
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.
Recruits, Coaches, and Parents!— MATT RAZZANO (@Matt_Razzano) August 14, 2021
Here is the 2021-2022 D1 FBS Recruiting Calendar This calendar will tell you when
- You can take official/unofficial visits
- Our coaches can attend your games/make school visits
- Coaches can make home visits
- Recruiting dead periods pic.twitter.com/XWjnEASOhK
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: 38
JUCO DE Isaiah Sayles (UNLV)
“I chose UNLV because of the progressive culture change going on there. The coaches & I have gotten along great & I feel it was a great fit scheme wise also. Them being honest In the recruitment process. I'm an older guy so they didn’t have to “sell” me into coming to UNLV. UNLV & is getting an explosive, cerebral player who’s going to wreck shop in the backfield.”
LB Marquis Jones (New Mexico)
“I chose to go to New Mexico because I have had awesome conversations with the coaching staff, they made me feel good about what they can offer, I’m ready to work!!
- DE Devan Thompkins was offered by Fresno State
- OL/DL Marcus Simien was offered by Fresno State
- JUCO DB Moses Alexander was offered by Fresno State
- JUCO WR Willie McCoy III was offered by Fresno State
- JUCO DB Brandon Davis was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 OL Raymond Pulido was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 WR Jeremiah McClure was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 WR/DB Tybo Rogers was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 OL Jonah Rodriguez was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 DE Jaeden Moore was offered by Fresno State
- OL Gauta Junior Faumui Ta’ase was offered by Hawaii
- 2023 WR/DB Jordan Napier was offered by Nevada
- 2023 QB Kadin Semonza was offered by Nevada
- 2024 WR Elija Lofton was offered by Nevada
- DE Chase Kennedy was offered by New Mexico
- 2023 WR/DB Hunter Wiggins was offered by SDSU and SJSU
- 2024 QB Dylan Raiola was offered by SDSU
- 2024 QB Boone Lourd was offered by SJSU
- 2023 OL Zak Yamauchi was offered by UNLV
- ATH Justus Ross-Simmons committed to Nevada
- LB Marquis Jones committed to New Mexico
- DB Max Garrison committed to SDSU
- JUCO DE Isaiah Sayles committed to UNLV
- RB Malachi Medlock decommitted from Colorado State
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