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New Mexico State Football Recruiting Updates

NMSU is gaining ground on bigger G5 schools in the recruiting game.

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Hey Aggies fans! Happy Bye Week! It’s no doubt the Aggies needed a week off as a lot of key players are banged up.

With that being said, I thought I would update #AggieNation on the team’s 2018 recruiting efforts. What I found was quite surprising and good to see.


NMSU currently has five players committed for 2018, with all five coming from Arizona. Five more recruits could potentially come to Las Cruces this weekend for official visits.

The breakdown for the class so far is: 3 OL, 1 TE and 1 DT.

Max Wilhite-OT

Measurables: 6’3” 301 lbs.

Committed: Tuesday, October 17

The first commit was Max Wilhite from Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, AZ. He is rated as a three star offensive tackle according to 247sports.com

Wilhite has also played center and guard in high school, making him versitile. Here are some of his highlights from last year.

He is the 22nd best prospect in the state and sixth best OT in Arizona, according to 247 sports. He had offers from NMSU and Northern Arizona, although Rivals has an offer listed from Air Force as well.

He made his official visit when the Aggies beat UTEP back in September.

Austin Young-OT

Measurables: 6’4” 300 lbs.

Committed: Tuesday, October 17

The second commitment of the 2018 class came on the same day, from a player of the same position and from the same high school.

Austin Young (OT-Desert Edge High School) is from Goodyear, AZ and is rated a two star prospect according to 247. He is the 52nd rated OT in the state and 57th overall.

Austin committed to New Mexico State over UTEP, Hawaii, New Mexico and UNLV. Definitely a huge get for Martin and his crew, as well as the program.

Young also visited UTEP weekend. His highlights are also...uh...impressive...to say the least!

Isaiah Mursalat-OG

Measurables: 6’4” 285 lbs.

Committed: Wednesday, October 18

Isaiah is a two star offensive guard from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, AZ. He committed to being in Crimson over Nevada, Liberty, and Idaho.

He is one of three commits from Horizon High. He is rated as the 25th offensive guard in the state and 29th overall prospect.

Here are his Hudl highlights.

Grant Mileski-TE

Measurables: 6’5” 230 lbs.

Committed: Wednesday, October 18

Grant Mileski, a tight end (also from Horizon High), is a two star prospect. He had offers from NMSU, South Dakota State (a good FCS school) and Northern Arizona.

Mileski is rated as the 32nd best tight end in the state and 42nd prospect overall.

Mileski is a versitle prospect who can block, catch and play defense if needed as he also plays DE.

Here are his Hudl highlights.

Justin Segura-DT

Measurables: 6’4” 240 lbs.

Committed: Wednesday, October 18

The last prospect to commit to the Aggies over a 48 hour period is Justin Segura. Segura is a two star defensive tackle prospect who also plays offensive guard.

He was awarded 1st team all region and all state as a junior.

He is rated as the 34th best defensive tackle prospect in Arizona and 44th overall. Justin also had offers from New Mexico, Fresno State, Hawaii and Northern Arizona.

Here are his Hudl highlights. He’s got some speeeeeeed!

Here’s a short summary of all the players.


With five commitments coming over a two day span, NMSU’s 2018 class has taken a giant leap up the rankings.

If the Aggies were to stay in the Sun Belt, they’d have the 10th best class in the conference (above ULL and Idaho) and 127th class overall.

All the recruits show promise and are great gets for the program. Let’s welcome them on Twitter!

What may be the best part about these recruits is that NMSU was able to bring them in over bigger G5 schools, including UNM and UTEP.

There you have it Aggie Nation. Keep Believing! Wobble On!