First up is Air Force, and the Falcons are a different type of program in comparison to others in the Mountain West and the nation. Air Force has weight restrictions which can limit certain players, and that is why the Falcons offensive and defensive line are smaller then most.
Also, the academic load is quite tough, and the school does not make many exceptions to get athletes in the school. Finally, once a player is done, he must fulfill his duties.
Most athletes at Air Force are undersized, but some do have the skill sets near other great players and to the players are smart. Most of these players will see significant time once they are in their third year, because that is how the Academy usually does it.
There are exceptions where freshmen and sophomores get significant time, but this year there was an exception in quarterback Tim Jefferson.
Here is the current list of the 23 verbal commits for Air Force with links player info and highlight videos. Any player with a number next to their name is their national ranking. According to Rivals, all of their recruits are two stars or below...no real surprise there.
Jordan Padgett S 6-2 200 Etowah H.S. (GA) S #124
J.T. Thomas S 5-11 185 Plano West H.S. (TX) S #132
Dan Zotto DE 6-4 218 Victor J. Andrew H.S. (IL) DE #175
Nathan Badger DT 6-2 250 Norman North H.S. (OK) DT #138
Loyd Bradley CB 6-0 166 Mansfield North H.S. (TX)
James Chambers ILB 5-11 222 Rider H.S. (TX)
Drew Coleman WR 5-10 165 Vista Ridge H.S. (TX)
Daniel Compton K 5-9 180 Paradise Valley H.S. (AZ)
Brian Corcoran OLB 6-0 195 Oak Ridge H.S. (TX)
Devin Durden TE 6-4 215 Buford H.S. (GA)
Cody Getz ATH 5-6 151 Buford H.S. (GA)
Tucker Hancock WR 5-6 147 Leander H.S. (TX)
Darian Hogg WR 6-1 175 Seguin H.S. (TX)
Nick Jackson OC 6-4 291 Harrison H.S. (GA)
Johnson Jamison DE 6-4 260 Riverside H.S. (SC)
Colin King TE 6-4 225 Holy Family Catholic H.S. (MN)
Brent Michaels RB 6-0 225 Lake Havasu H.S. (AZ)
Gavin Mills WR null Powell H.S. (WY)
Joey Parris WR 6-0 185 Saint Ignatius H.S. (OH)
Roland Pierce ATH 5-10 171 North Canyon H.S. (AZ)
Desi Rodriguez QB 6-0 185 Saugus H.S. (CA)
Richard Stevens ILB 6-2 220 Bishop Lynch H.S. (TX)
Drew Swartz DE 6-4 240 Gilbert H.S. (AZ)