Nevada Football Announces 17-Player Class

RENO, Nev. Head coach Chris Ault and the Nevada football team announced today the signing of a 17 football recruits to National Letters of Intent.

The class features nine offensive players, seven players on defense and a kicker and it includes four players who have already enrolled at Nevada.

“This is a solid class and with it we met some immediate needs,” Ault said. “This class includes some incoming freshman who we believe will work into the depth chart this fall. We had a limited number of scholarships available so it was a very interesting and thorough process. We were able to disseminate information more effectively.”

There are five junior college transfers who should provide an immediate impact plus a sophomore transfer with three years of eligbility remaining. Two of the 11 freshman have already enrolled this semester as grayshirts while the other nine freshman will join the team in the fall.

“Our team is so young and much of that youth is already in the depth chart,” recruiting coordinator Jim Mastro said. “I think that shows the high level of the last few recruiting classes and I believe this class is in that category. We were able to be very selective this year with the caliber of the student-athletes we are bringing to the University of Nevada.”

Nevada went 7-6 in 2008 and made its fourth-straight bowl appearance. The Wolf Pack returns 15 starters from that team. Nevada will begin spring football on Feb. 20 with the annual spring scrimmage scheduled for March 14.

2009 Nevada Football Signees

Mid-year enrollees
Name    Pos.     Ht.    Wt.    Cl.-Exp    Hometown (Previous School)   
Joe Washington    WR    6-0    195    Fr. -HS    Stockton, Calif. (Stagg HS)   
Jose Acuna    OL    6-6    308    Jr.-JC    San Jacinto, Calif. (Mt. San Jacinto College)   
Maurice Patterson    WR    6-3    200    Jr.-JC    San Marcos, Calif. (Palomar JC)   
Jack Reynoso    DT    6-3    270    Fr. -HS    Loomis Calif. (Del Oro HS)   
Name    Pos.     Ht.    Wt.    Cl.-Exp    Hometown (Previous School)   
Stephon Jefferson    RB    5-11    190    Fr. -HS    Visalia, Calif. (El Diamante HS)   
Steven Jeffers    TE/OL    6-3    258    Fr. -HS    Reno, Nev. (Bishop Manogue HS)   
Joel Bitonio    OL    6-4    290    Fr. -HS    Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Wilson HS)   
David Fales    QB    6-2    193    Fr. -HS    Salinas, Calif. (Palma HS)   
Mason Magleby    QB    6-2    190    Fr. -HS    Loomis, Calif. (Del Oro HS)   
Josh Banks    DE    6-2    255    Fr. -HS    Stockton, Calif. (St. Mary's HS)   
Sam Foster    DE    6-4    250    Fr. -HS    Esparto, Calif. (Esparto HS)   
Wesley Hollingshed    DT    6-2    305    Fr. -HS    Atlanta, Ga. (Norcross HS)   
Duke Williams    DB    6-1    183    Fr. -HS    Reno, Nev. (Hug HS)   
Sophomore Transfer                       
Name    Pos.     Ht.    Wt.    Cl.-Exp    Hometown (Previous School)   
Andre Davis    LB    6-1    228    So.-TR      Seattle, Wash. (Western Washington)   
Junior College Transfers                        
Name    Pos.     Ht.    Wt.    Cl.-Exp    Hometown (Previous School)   
Aminiasi Silatolu    OL    6-4    295    Jr.-JC    Stockton, Calif. (San Joaquin Delta College)   
Cory Smith     DB    6-2    180    Jr.-JC    Visalia, Calif.. (College of Sequios)   
Richard Drake    K/P    6-0    190    Jr.-JC    Los Angeles, Calif. (College of the Canyons)



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