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MWC Recruiting Roundup 2-28-22. A look towards the 2023 Recruiting Class

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It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.

We have officially closed the book on our coverage for the class of 2022. The cover photo totals are below and Boise State takes this year’s crown.

Class of 2022 Cover Photo Total:

  • Boise State: 7
  • Fresno State: 6
  • Utah State: 6
  • Air Force: 5
  • New Mexico: 5
  • San Diego State: 5
  • UNLV: 4
  • Hawaii: 3
  • Nevada: 3
  • Wyoming: 3
  • San Jose State: 2
  • Colorado State: 1

Now we are fully on to the class of 2023. Mountain West teams have wasted no time handing out offers in attempts to jump-start their classes. Thus far, there is just one MWC commit, but will be coming in due time. On the offer front, Colorado State led the way with 14 known offers, with San Diego State right behind them with 12. The Rams will take the first week on the banner for the 2023 class (matching their 2022 total)

Class of 2023 Cover Photo Total:

  • Colorado State: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

Starting today, we are back in the dead period. This lasts the entire month of February.

The most restrictive of all the recruiting periods is the NCAA Dead Period. During the dead period, coaches may not have any in-person contact with recruits and/or their parents. In other words, coaches are not allowed to talk to recruits at their college campus, the athlete’s school, an athletic camp or even the grocery store.

While the term “dead period” makes it seem like all recruiting stops during this time, that’s actually not the case. Athletes and coaches are still allowed to communicate via phone, email, social media and other digital communication channels. While NCAA Division 1 programs are prohibited from conducting any in-person recruiting, D1 college coaches can still contact student-athletes via digital forms of communication during the dead period

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:

A Look at the 2023 Class.

  • Fresno State is the only one with a recruit so far, 3 star RB Devon Rivers
  • Idaho has a deep class of D1 talent, more than it has in quite some time. In total, they have 7 prospects who are rated as a 3-star by 247.
  • After somewhat of a down year for Arizona, at least as far as Mountain West recruiting was concerned, the state’s 2023 class looks to be one to bounce-back.
  • New Mexico only has one prospect listed in the state in this cycle, so it will be interesting to see how that looks for the Lobo’s recruiting efforts. The same goes for Wyoming, as no players are currently listed.
  • Colorado and Nevada look to have a smaller number of players but those players are highly rated overall.
  • Utah looks to be a strong recruiting state this year.
  • Washington looks like a solid recruiting state. Oregon less so.
  • California and Texas will always have a large number of talented recruits.

Top needs of every team

Recruiting Updates:

2022 recruits are not featured in any of these categories any longer

Offers

  • OL Jason Steele was offered by Boise State
  • OL Elijah Paige was offered by Colorado State
  • OL Cooper Powers offered by Colorado State and SDSU
  • TE/DE Richie Anderson was offered by Colorado State
  • TE/DE Sinn Brennan was offered by Colorado State
  • TE/DE Kade Eldridge was offered by Colorado State and Nevada
  • WR Jaden Reddell was offered by Colorado State
  • OL Trevor Goosby was offered by Colorado State
  • OL Raymond Pulido was offered by Colorado State
  • OL Tobias Raymond was offered by Colorado State
  • OL/DL Riley Van Poppel was offered by Colorado State
  • DE Gavin Geweniger was offered by Colorado State
  • RB Landen Chambers was offered by Colorado State
  • 2024 Ananias Walker was offered by Colorado State
  • 2024 Marshel Sanders was offered by Colorado State
  • DB Jordan Shaw was offered by Fresno State
  • DB Jeremiah Hughes was offered by Hawaii
  • RB/LB Emmanuel Faavae was offered by Hawaii
  • OL/DL Siaosi Rhino Tapaatoutai was offered by Hawaii and SDSU
  • QB Anthony Colandrea was offered by Hawaii
  • Transfer DL Joshua Pakola was offered by Hawaii
  • 2025 QB Halakilangi Muagututia was offered by Hawaii
  • 2025 OL Seuseu Alofaituli was offered by Hawaii
  • 2025 DL Sione Motuapuaka was offered by Hawaii
  • QB Devon Dampier was offered by Nevada
  • LB Palaie Faoa was offered by Nevada
  • WR/DB David Wells Jr was offered by Nevada
  • OL/DL Simione Pale was offered by Nevada
  • WR/DB Journey McKoy was offered by Nevada
  • LB Victory Johnson was offered by Nevada
  • LB Jordan Whitney was offered by Nevada
  • RB/DB Charles Greer was offered by Nevada
  • QB Jax Leatherwood was offered by Nevada and SDSU
  • WR/DB Leroy Bryant was offered by Nevada and SDSU
  • DB Warren Smith was offered by Nevada and SDSU
  • RB/DB Dijon Stanley was offered by SDSU
  • LB Jerry Mixon was offered by SDSU
  • LB Christopher Fewell was offered by SDSU
  • TE/DE David Peevy was offered by SDSU
  • TE/DE Brady Nassar was offered by SDSU
  • TE/DE Collins Acheampong was offered by SDSU and SJSU
  • RB Tybo Rogers was offered by SDSU and SJSU
  • RB/DB Jaivian Thomas was offered by SJSU
  • 2024 LB Jaylon Edmond was offered by UNLV
  • DL Iosefa Tapeni was offered by Utah State
  • DB Ryan Ramey was offered by Utah State
  • QB Reed Harris was offered by Utah State

Visits

Junior Day Visits

Commits

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