Nevada adds 25 — including 19 transfers — on signing day

Jeff Choate was announced as Nevada’s new head coach in December.

Jeff Choate was announced as Nevada’s new head coach in December.
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The Nevada football team made a splash on Wednesday’s first day of college football’s national singing period, adding 25 players to the program.

Combined with the six signees from December's early signing period, first-year Wolf Pack head coach Jeff Choate's initial recruiting class contains 31 newcomers.

Wednesday’s additions included 19 players who are either four-year or junior college transfers.

Overall, Nevada’s newcomers hail from 19 states. States with multiple signees include Texas (four), and California, Pennsylvania, and Washington with three apiece.

“I’m super excited about this class of 31 young men who are joining the Wolf Pack, and 23 at midyear. It involved a lot of heavy lifting from a lot of people to get them in. And I can’t tell you how hard our staff worked to get this done,” Choate said in a news release.

The class includes one local. Galena lineman Tyler Miller, who had been recruited by former Pack coach Ken Wilson, kept his commitment to Nevada and was announced as a December signee.

Two quarterbacks joined Nevada on Wednesday, including two-time transfer Chubba Purdy (Florida State, Nebraska), a younger brother of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.

Among the prep signees was Nehemiah Burleson, an edge rusher from Ramapo (N.J.) and the son of former Wolf Pack receiver Nate Burleson.

Nevada landed 15 transfers from other FBS programs. That list includes three signees from West Virginia, along with Pac-12 schools Washington and Washington State. For seventh-year lineman Spencer Lovell, Nevada will be a fourth stop — he has also played at Arizona State, Cal and Kansas.

Nevada opens the 2024 season at Troy on Aug. 31. The Pack’s first home game under Choate is set for Sept. 7 against Georgia Southern.


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