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Mountain West Recruiting Roundup 11-20-23.

NCAA Football: Nevada at Colorado State Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

It’s another week of the Mountain West Recruiting Roundup.

Recruiting is heating up in the conference. Every week, there are new offers, visitors, and commitments occurring. This week was no exception.

This week, offers were still handed out, at least one team hosted visitors, and quite a few new verbal commitments made their pledges to Mountain West teams.

There were two new commits this week, plus a reveal of one from last week. Colorado State and San Jose State each had one, with the Spartans continuing their great work on the recruiting trail. Though they easily could’ve taken another return on the cover photo, this week is going to the Rams, who were just as good.

Class of 2024 Cover Photo Total:

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

Recruiting Calendar:

From September 1st until the last week of November, we are in an evaluation period. During this time, official visits can happen on campus and coaches can watch recruits play in person during their high school seasons.

Next College Student Athlete defines it as:

The NCAA Contact Period is exactly what it sounds like—all communication between athletes and coaches is fair game. Coaches can email, text, call, direct message and generally contact athletes and their parents through any NCAA-approved method. In-person contact can occur on the college campus, as well as at tournaments, at the recruit’s school and home. In other words, the communication floodgates are open, so take advantage of this opportunity to get unlimited access to talk to coaches.

Air Force Commitment Tracker:

Since the Air Force Academy regularly has by far the most commits among Mountain West recruiting classes, it’s fun to track them over the course of the year.

Number of Falcon verbal commits: 99

Visit Recap:

Commitment Spotlight:

JUCO LB David Tuihalangingie (San Jose State)

“To be honest I just felt like the coaches wanted me more than I wanted them. And I haven’t even took a visit there yet. Used to live in the Bay Area and it’s always been a dream to play for SJSU since I was young. Once I got the opportunity to come play at San Jose State, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!”

Recruiting Updates:


  • DB Charles Williams was offered by Fresno State
  • 2025 WR/DB Logan Christensen was offered by Fresno State
  • P Tommy Sleeman was offered by Hawaii
  • 2026 OL/DL Kannon Smith was offered by Hawaii
  • 2025 WR Noah Westbrook was offered by SDSU
  • JUCO DL Soane Kolokihakaufisi was offered by SJSU
  • OL Aidan Bryant was offered by UNLV
  • TE Josh Andrus was offered by Utah State


  • OL Braden Hales visited Colorado State
  • OL Jacob Arop visited Wyoming


  • K/P Spencer Barnett committed to Colorado State
  • DB Marcellus Chandler committed to SJSU (last week)
  • JUCO DB Jayden Lawton committed to SJSU


  • RB William Gunnings III decommitted from Air Force

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For recruits and coaches who want to connect and find a good match in the recruitment process, consider downloading the Athletes In Recruitment app.