The University of Nevada is making waves in football recruiting, and it’s latest strike came from approximately 1,700 miles away.
As noted by the Dallas Morning-News, three different players from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex all committed to Nevada in recent days: DeSoto senior defensive back Isaiah Stewart, Mansfield defensive tackle Caleb Thomas and McKinney Boyd senior Cameron Darling all chose the Wolfpack for their college careers. All three teens made their decision public on Twitter, turning their backs on other Division I scholarship offers to head to Reno Nevada.
The three new Wolfpack Texans join Cedar Ridge linebacker Trevor Price to make up nearly half of Nevada’s current recruiting class. Of Nevada’s other five commits, four are from California, leaving just Las Vegas Centennial dual threat quarterback Jamaal Evans as an in-state recruit. Believe it or not, that percentage fits with Nevada’s 2016 class, which featured just two in-state recruits in the 22-member class. All of which is to say that the Nevada revolution will be televised, they just won’t mention how a stunning majority of the school’s players come from California.
Or maybe they will. This is the modern day NCAA, after all, and the likes of Michigan, Alabama, even Florida, Texas and USC draw from around the country, no matter how deep the talent pool is in their backyard. Apparently Nevada has found some hooks in one of the nation’s most football rabid markets, which could shift it’s sights away from its own state even further.