Yerington all-around athlete Neville headed to Pack

Yerington all-around athlete Neville headed to Pack

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Yerington all-around athlete Neville headed to Pack

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Yerington’s Reese Neville competes in the pole vault during the Reed Rotary track meet on Saturday.

Yerington’s Reese Neville competes in the pole vault during the Reed Rotary track meet on Saturday.

One of the most outstanding athletes in Nevada is winding down his prep career.

But Reese Neville is not going too far away.

Neville will be a preferred walk-on for the Nevada football team in the fall.

Neville, a senior at Yerington, was on three state champion football teams, playing mostly at running back. He will switch to receiver at Nevada. He had offers from Division II schools, but wants to take a chance on playing at Nevada.

“I feel like if I never tried it, I would regret it, so I’m going to give it a go,” Neville said of playing for the Wolf Pack. “I want to try Division I.”

Neville was also a four-time state wrestling champion and is the career leader in Division III history for wins, and third overall. He was also the Reno Tournament of Champions 170-pound winner in December.

Flow Wrestling has him ranked as the No. 1-rated wrestler for his weight class in Nevada and 63rd overall nationally. He has been nominated as an All-American by USA Wrestling.

On Saturday, Neville was staying in shape — and preparing for football — by competing in the pole vault, the 400-meters and the 40-yard dash at the Reed Rotary track meet.

He won state Division III titles in the pole vault and the 300-meter hurdles

He said track is a good way to get faster for football and is looking forward to using his speed at receiver.

“Just give me that ball out in open space and make something happen,” Neville said.

He expects to redshirt his first year at Nevada. He plans to study engineering.

“Now that high school is coming to and end, I realize that it is something I’ll never forget,” Neville said. “A lot of people tell me how great of an accomplishment it is, winning all those state titles. I never really realized it until I counted them all up.”

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