It’s another week of the Mountain West Recruiting Roundup.
While it is still the recruiting dead period, this weekend is a quiet period for transfers, meaning players in the portal can take official visits because some schools will begin their spring semester on Monday. This results in a number of transfers visiting schools during the week and over the weekend. Admittedly, they are difficult to track due to transfers not being as public about their recruiting.
This week, offers were sparse, but visits occurred for transfers, and a number of commits entered the fold, with schools like Boise State, Hawaii New Mexico, and UNLV. Specifically, Boise State landed four transfers, including significant ones from now former PAC12 schools. The Broncos find themselves on the cover photo.
Class of 2024 Cover Photo Total:
- San Diego State: 7
- UNLV: 6
- Air Force: 5
- Boise State: 5
- Fresno State: 4
- Colorado State: 3
- Nevada: 3
- Utah State: 3
- Hawaii: 2
- San Jose State: 2
- Wyoming: 2
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.
RECRUITs: The 2023-2024 FBS Recruiting Calendar has just been released! Make sure to keep a copy of this calendar handy to stay informed about school visits and when coaches will be on the road.#Recruiting101 pic.twitter.com/bEMvb3hR8s— Coach J.R. Sandlin (@JR_Sandlin) July 27, 2023
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
- WR Timothy Arnold was offered by Hawaii
- JUCO RB Jaden McGill was offered by Nevada
- 2027 DL Elija Harmon was offered by SDSU
- Transfer WR TK King was offered by Wyoming
- Transfer QB Malachi Nelson visited Boise State
- Transfer EDGE Tavion Woodard visited Boise State
- Transfer DB Jeremiah Earby visited to Boise State
- Transfer DB Tevin Griffey visited Boise State
- Transfer WR Cam Camper visited Boise State
- JUCO QB Anthony Grigsby Jr. visited Nevada
- LB Owen Chambliss visited San Diego State
Note: many of the commits likely visited this weekend.
- Transfer DB Jeremiah Earby committed to Boise State
- Transfer QB Malachi Nelson committed to Boise State
- Transfer WR Cam Camper committed to Boise State
- Transfer EDGE Tavion Woodard committed to Boise State
- Transfer TE Andrew Savaiinaea committed to Nevada
- Transfer WR Shawn Miller committed to New Mexico
- Transfer RB Javen Jacobs committed to New Mexico
- Transfer DB Fabian Ross committed to Hawaii
- Transfer RB Cam Barfield committed to Hawaii
- Transfer DB Jalen Catalon committed to UNLV
- Transfer DB Malik Chavis committed to UNLV
- Transfer QB Hajj-Malik Williams committed to UNLV
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