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Mountain West Recruiting Roundup 3-20-23.

The latest news, offers, and commits in the conference.

Syndication: The Coloradoan Michael Madrid / USA TODAY NETWORK

It’s another week of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.

March can often be a month without much recruiting action, but that has not been the case so far for Mountain West teams. Once again this week, teams have been very active on the recruiting front. 9 of 12 teams handed out known offers, with Utah State (10) and Boise State (5) leading the way.

On the commitment front, Colorado State picked up their first verbal pledge, and Air Force their second, which are now the fifth and sixth in the MWC. As we discussed last week, the conference as a whole is ahead of their usual pace when it comes to recruiting. It will be interesting to see if it will continue and if these teams can hold on to their verbal pledges.

It is also interesting to notice what kind of offers teams are handing out on any given week. Take the Aggies, for example. Of their 10 new offers, 7 of them were to players at the offensive line position. When a team offers several players at the same position, my theory is that they have gone to their recruiting board and have identified those players all on the same tier and are taking the next step in recruiting them more actively. Given that it is so early in the cycle, it can probably be assumed this group makes up the current top tier of Utah State’s OL board. Likewise, both Hawaii and UNLV focused on future classes, identifying two OL and two QBs, respectively.

By securing their first commitment of the 2024 cycle, Colorado State is featured on the cover photo this week.

Class of 2024 Cover Photo Total:

  • Air Force: 1
  • Colorado State: 1

Recruiting Calendar:

For the month of March, plus half of April, we are in a quiet period. The biggest change is recruits can take unofficial visits to campuses, which usually occurs in the form of Junior Days.

Next College Student Athlete says:

The NCAA defines the quiet period as a time when “a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents off the college campus and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high school.” To break it down, the NCAA Quiet Period is a time you can talk to college coaches in-person on their college campus. However, the coach is not allowed to watch athletes compete in-person, visit their school, talk to them at their home—or talk to them anywhere outside of the college campus. Coaches can still text, call, email or direct message coaches during this time.

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: 2

Recruiting Updates:


  • TE Kaden Anderson was offered by Air Force
  • WR/DB Luke Bryant was offered by Air Force
  • LB Jaylen Dawson was offered by Air Force
  • DL Zechariah Robinson was offered by Boise State
  • RB Ca’Lil Valentine was offered by Boise State
  • TE Decker DeGraaf was offered by Boise State
  • OL Samir Camacho was offered by Boise State
  • Edge Isaiah Patterson was offered by Boise State
  • ATH Roman Caywood was offered by Nevada
  • 2026 OL Tommy Tofi was offered by Hawaii
  • 2027 OL Lex Mailangi was offered by Hawaii
  • DE Ben Beatty was offered by SDSU
  • DB Rahim Wright was offered by SDSU
  • OL/DL Kai Holec was offered by SDSU
  • QB Nate Bennett was offered by SJSU
  • OL Jezniah Thurston was offered by SJSU
  • 2025 QB Seth Shigg was offered by UNLV
  • 2026 QB Devin Rasmussen was offered by UNLV
  • OL Luke Miller was offered by Utah State
  • OL Xander Ruggeroli was offered by Utah State
  • OL Amare Taase was offered by Utah State
  • OL David Clifford was offered by Utah State
  • OL Brent Helton was offered by Utah State
  • OL Wade Helton was offered by Utah State
  • OL Manuel Serna was offered by Utah State
  • Edge Damarrion White was offered by Utah State
  • QB Dermaricus Davis was offered by Utah State
  • WR/DB Landon Wright was offered by Utah State
  • OL Tyler Mercer was offered by Wyoming



  • QB Evan Medders committed to Air Force
  • DE J.T. Houston committed to Colorado State


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