The Nevada football team addressed several immediate needs by signing three junior college transfers on Wednesday.
Offensive tackle David Ah Sue, wide receiver Dan Bythwood and tight end Bill Lynch will enroll in January for the spring semester.
Ah Sue, a 6-5, 311-pound tackle, was a two-year starter at Long Beach City College and earned second team all-Mission Conference honors. He was an all-league first team defensive end as a senior at Samoan High in American Samoa.
"David has a great frame and is the prototypical Division I offensive tackle," Nevada coach Chris Tormey said. "He has very good feet so he's an outstanding pass blocker," Tormey said.
Bythwood, 6-5, 185, from Hutchinson, Kan. Community College, caught 36 passes for more than 600 yards and had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown this season. He was an all-Jayhawk Conference selection.
Bythwood played in the state championship game in 1997 for Glades Central High in Florida and earned All-Palm Beach County and all-state honors, catching 54 passes for more than 800 yards.
Glades Central has produced NFL stars Fred Taylor and Reidel Anthony. Bythwood set a school record in the high jump at six feet, 11 inches and ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.9 seconds.
"Dan is a big athletic receiver with excellent leaping ability and good hands," Tormey said.
Lynch, 6-4, 250, was a two-time all-Golden Gate Conference choice at Foothill Junior College in California. He caught 49 passes and had six touchdowns during his career. He was named Blocker of the Week four times.
At Menlo High, Lynch was a two-time all-conference tight end and outside linebackers. During his senior year he had 31 catches for 551 yards and seven touchdowns plus nine sacks with four interceptions.
"He is a very aggressive blocker and has good size and very good athletic ability," Tormey said. "All three of these players will benefit from our winter conditioning program and be ready for spring ball."
The signees will be eligible for spring practice from March 30 through April 27. Nevada will sign high school seniors and addition junior college transfers during the national letter of intent period, which will begin Feb. 7.