RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - -First-year coach Brian Polian ushered in a new era of Nevada football today as he unveiled a 21-player recruiting class that will join the Wolf Pack this year.
The class features 11 players on the defensive side of the ball, seven on offense and three athletes. Fifteen of the signees are coming directly from the high school ranks with two sophomore transfers and four junior-college transfers. Of the four junior transfers, three are already enrolled at Nevada and will go through spring drills with the Pack.
The class also features a number of players with top-level speed, including defensive back Elijah Mitchell (Corona, Calif.), who has two brothers playing at FBS schools right now and who is the reigning 200-meters champion in the state of California. D’Andre Fuller, who is also listed as an athlete, is another speedster who comes to Nevada from Arlington, Texas and is one of two signees from the Lone Star State.
In addition to the three “athletes,” the class includes three designated skill positions on offense with quarterback Danté Mayes of Pittsburg, Calif., tight end Patrick Clifford of Temecula, Calif., and juco running back Don Jackson, a Sacramento, Calif., native who won a national championship at Iowa Western CC and is already enrolled at Nevada.