It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.
Now that the regular season is over, expect recruiting to heat up. As can be seen below, there were lots of new offers, some visitors, and a few new commitments entering the fold for their teams. Some decommittments have already occurred, and more are sure to come (‘tis the season). This week, Colorado State, San Jose State, and UNLV seemed like the most active on the offer front. The Rams also hosted a number of visitors for future classes, and picked up a talented commit. For all of their efforts, Colorado State takes a turn on the cover photo this week.
Class of 2023 Cover Photo Total:
- Air Force: 7
- Boise State: 5
- Colorado State: 5
- Nevada: 5
- Hawaii: 4
- San Diego State: 4
- New Mexico: 2
- San Jose State: 2
- UNLV: 2
- Wyoming: 2
- Fresno State: 1
- Utah State: 1
We are in a dead period for the month of August. However, Thursday, September 1st will mark the start of the Evaluation Period.
RECRUITs: The new 2022-2023 Division 1 FBS Recruiting Calendar has been released. Save this copy to know when you can visit schools and when coaches can visit you! #Recruiting101 pic.twitter.com/1reJ4XR9Gn— Coach J.R. Sandlin (@JR_Sandlin) July 12, 2022
The NCAA Evaluation Period is a specific time of year when college coaches are allowed to watch an athlete compete in person or visit their school. However, coaches are not allowed to communicate with that athlete (or parents) off the college campus. Coaches can sit in the stands during a recruit’s practice or game, as well as visit the recruit’s school. This gives college coaches a chance to talk to the recruit’s coach, teachers, or guidance counselor to get a better understanding of the student-athlete’s character. After the visit, the coach may call or email the recruit and let them know how their experience was at the school or game.
The NCAA Evaluation Period is just that: a time set aside for evaluation. While coaches can’t talk to athletes off the college campus, they can still call, email, text, and direct message recruits.
Air Force Commitment Tracker:
Since the Air Force Academy regularly has by far the most commits among Mountain West recruiting classes, it’s kind of fun to track them over the course of the year.
Number of Falcon verbal commits: 58
DE Dixon Gray Ryan (Air Force)
“To me, they just checked all the boxes. No matter what, I knew I wanted to serve in the Air Force, so I would’ve joined ROTC at any other school I went to anyway. At Air Force, though, they have a beautiful campus, top-notch facilities, and an energetic and knowledgeable coaching staff that are going to help me reach my best potential. I also like the structured lifestyle that comes with a service academy.”
DE Sinn Brennan (San Diego State)
“I committed to SDSU for a number of reasons. I know they only offered a couple of weeks ago but we have been talking for the whole season. I like how honest they are. I like how Coach Cooper told me how it was. The new stadium looks great and the school is one of the best in CA. Plus those uniforms are fire!
- DB Gabe Tahir was offered by Colorado State
- 2024 DB Nikko Klemm was offered by Colorado State
- 2026 TE Isaiah Hearn was offered by Colorado State
- DB Bishop Turner was offered by Nevada
- JUCO OL Daniel Ogundipe was offered by New Mexico
- JUCO WR Jacoby Matthews was offered by New Mexico
- 2024 LB Jerome Roberts was offered by SDSU
- DB Israel Carter was offered by SJSU
- DB Tyrecus Davis was offered by SJSU
- QB Zoram Petelo was offered by SJSU
- JUCO DB Matt Littlejohn was offered by SJSU
- 2025 TE/DE Kaleb Edwards was offered by SJSU
- DB Chase Canada was offered by UNLV
- JUCO DL Clifton Mosley Jr was offered by UNLV
- 2025 WR/RB Cory Butler Jr was offered by UNLV
- 2024 TE Roger Saleapaga was offered by Utah State
- 2025 WR/DB LaMason Waller III visited Colorado State
- 2025 WR Jaylen Moore visited Colorado State
- 2026 DB Jeffery Johnson III visited Colorado State
- LB Jasun Ridely visited Fresno State
- DB Josiah Cox visited Fresno State
- DE Dixon Gray Ryan committed to Air Force
- DB Jaylen Gardner committed to Colorado State
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