2016 San Jose State Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 San Jose State Recruiting Class: The program has never really rocked in the recruiting world, but it came up with a strong class that could turn into one of the Mountain West’s best, especially on defense.

    February 1, 2016


    2016 San Jose State Recruiting Class: The program has never really rocked in the recruiting world, but it came up with a strong class that could turn into one of the Mountain West’s best, especially on defense.


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    2016 San Jose State Football Recruiting Class Overview

    It could be one of the best recruiting classes in recent years, and considering the experience returning, it should be a nice group to help provide depth for now with a nod towards developing the parts for the next few years. Boise State has the best class in the Mountain West this year, but SJSU isn’t all that far off.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    The defensive back seven. The stars of the show might be the linebackers, and Adarrus Wilson and JaQuan Blackwell are two talented receivers who might be the big-time playmakers for the passing game soon, but the class was built on defense, especially in the secondary. Corners Cam Smith and Tre Webb are big and very fast, and Keoni Stallworth is a nice safety who can get all over the field. All three were excellent gets.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    LB Blake Walls, 5-11, 225. Suliasi Tamaivena is the key JUCO transfer who should shine right away – Oregon State and Washington State wanted him – but it was Walls who was the key to the entire class and the one star who should shine as the big-hitter for the corps in the next few years. He committed early on even though there were rumblings that Florida State, Oregon, Michigan were going to be in the mix. He might not be huge, but he can ball.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    Tyler Ervin, and the special teams. Ervin was the do-it-all offensive star for the running game, but he was also a key factor as a kick and punt returner. The Spartans need to spread out the production now, and they’ll miss him on special teams along with PK Austin Lopez. JUCO transfer kicker Jake Lanski will get every chance at the job.

    2016 San Jose State Football Recruiting Class

    Montel Aaron QB 6-5 190 FR Antelope, Calif./Antelope HS
    Dante Abono DE 6-6 245 FR Martinez, Calif./Alhambra HS
    Cameron Alexander DE 6-5 225 FR Los Angeles, Calif./Mira Costa HS
    Sam Allen QB 6-3 210 SO Midlothian, Va./Victor Valley College
    JaQuan Blackwell WR 6-2 190 FR Perris, Calif./Citrus Hill HS
    Noah Failauga LB 6-1 220 FR Seattle, Wash./Eastside Catholic HS
    Mikey Grandy OL 6-5 305 FR Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto HS
    Marquise Green CB 6-1 190 FR Rialto, Calif./Carter HS
    Adam Heigis OL 6-6 280 FR Garden Grove, Calif./
    Orange Lutheran HS
    Billy Humphreys TE 6-5 230 FR Malibu, Calif./Notre Dame HS
    Jake Lanski PK 5-9 200 JR Ventura, Calif./Ventura College
    Jonathan Lenard, Jr. DB 6-1 180 FR Beaumont, Texas/Rio Mesa HS
    Jaelen Lewis OL 6-5 265 FR Antelope, Calif./Antelope HS
    Cameron Smith DB 6-0 175 FR Corona, Calif./Roosevelt HS
    Blake Walls LB 5-11 215 FR Gardena, Calif./Serra HS
    Tre Webb CB 6-0 175 FR Riverside, Calif./Servite HS
    Jamar Williams-Sheppard RB 6-2 215 FR San Francisco, Calif.
    Sacred Heart Cathedral
    A’Darrus Wilson WR 6-3 215 FR Los Angeles, Calif./Morningside HS
    Cameron Woodard TE 6-4 260 FR San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian HS

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