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Mountain West Recruiting Roundup 1-1-24 January Team Recruiting Rankings.

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

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

After the whirlwind of the past few weeks, the next week or two figures to be a much slower pace. There was still a fair amount of offers handed out last week in between all the commitment chaos, but the majority were transfer players, as well as players in future classes.

This week, there were 12 new offers, despite being in the dead period. Colorado State handed out 6 of them all by themselves. The Rams take another turn on the cover photo this week.

Class of 2024 Cover Photo Total:

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

Recruiting Calendar:

From December 18th until January 2nd, we are in a dead period. This is the most restrictive of the phases and no in person contact with recruits is permitted in any kind.

Next College Student Athlete says:

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 fun to track them over the course of the year.

Number of Falcon verbal commits: 90

Visit Recap:

Commitment Spotlight:

January Team Recruiting Rankings:

Now that teams have actually signed players, here are how the rankings are at based on players signed in December. I spent about 20 minutes on this one and will spend an hour or two diving into the final rankings a month from now. Here are the December rankings for comparison. Only high school and junior college players factored into the rankings.


2. Boise State

3. San Diego State

4. Colorado State

5. Fresno State

6. Wyoming

7. Hawaii

8. San Jose State

9. Utah State

10. Air Force

11. Nevada

12. New Mexico

Tier Rankings:

As many of you may know by now, I also like to break lists like these down into tiers. Tiers can be helpful in providing a different angle to look at things. If one made an argument for flipping some of the spots on this list but kept them within the same tier, I wouldn’t put up much of a debate.

Tier 1: UNLV, Boise State, San Diego State

Tier 2 Colorado State

Tier 3: Fresno State, Wyoming

Tier 4: Hawaii, San Jose State

Tier 5: Utah State

Tier 6: Nevada, Air Force

Tier 7: New Mexico

Recruiting Updates:


  • Transfer OL Wyatt Hummel was offered by Colorado State and San Jose State
  • Transfer WR Cristian Driver was offered by Colorado State
  • Transfer TE Cole Rusk was offered by Colorado State
  • Transfer WR Ashtyn Hawkins was offered by Colorado State
  • Transfer DT Javier Derritt was offered by Colorado State
  • Transfer OL Darrell Branch was offered by Colorado State
  • JUCO QB Anthony Grigsby Jr. was offered by Nevada
  • Transfer QB Diego Pavia was offered by Nevada
  • Transfer EDGE DJ Wesolak was offered by Nevada
  • Transfer QB Chubba Purdy was offered by San Jose State
  • 2025 OL/DL Ata Matau was offered by UNLV


In-Home Visits:


  • EDGE Tomsen Vickery committed to 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.