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. Nevada was on a bye and took that chance to go out and evaluate players, which resulted in new offers being given out. Offers were handed out. There were four known Mountain West commitments by four different teams, Air Force, Fresno State, UNLV, and Wyoming. As for the cover photo, it is the Bulldogs this week.
Class of 2021 Cover Photo Total:
- Utah State: 6
- Air Force: 4
- Boise State: 4
- Fresno State: 4
- 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: 39
RB Samari Howard (Air Force)
“I committed due to the great education opportunity and also getting the chance to play some great football up in Colorado Springs. The coaches have been really supportive and they really made the recruiting process easier on me. Coach Calhoun and Coach Lobo were the main 2 factors also Coach Horton. They always kept in contact with me. Always asked about my family and how they were doing and my parents talked to them frequently. I’m big on family and so are they so us being on the same page there really grabbed my attention from Air Force.”
DB Max Garrison (San Diego State)
“I think the main reasons were that I loved the coaching staff and that started with my position coach Kyle Hoke he was a big part in my deciding factor as well as they were always upfront and real with me and let me take my time. I also felt like I could develop the most not only as a ballplayer but as a young man at SDSU. I’m committed to go and play Safety for them.”
- JUCO DE Cortez Hogans was offered by Boise State
- DL Anthony Jackson was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 WR/DB Hunter Wiggins was offered by Fresno State
- 2023 WR Stephon Daily was offered by Nevada
- 2023 RB Trey Leckner was offered by Nevada
- 2024 LB Dylan Williams was offered by Nevada
- 2024 WR Jason Robinson was offered by Nevada
- 2025 WR/DB Noah Mikhail was offered by Nevada
- DB Zach Morris was offered by New Mexico
- 2023 OL/DL Kelze Howard was offered by UNLV
- 2023 RB Devon Rivers was offered by UNLV
- RB Samari Howard committed to Air Force
- WR Nathan Acevedo committed to Fresno State
- DE Fisher Camac committed to UNLV
- RB LJ Richardson committed to Wyoming
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