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Nevada Wolf Pack football team unveils early signing class

Nevada Appeal staff report

RENO — Second-year Nevada football coach Jay Norvell announced the signing of 16 players to National Letters of Intent on the opening day of the new early signing period on Wednesday.

The signees include a quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers and a tight end to go along with three linemen on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, Nevada added three linebackers, three defensive backs and a lineman.

Fourteen of the signees come from the high school ranks with one sophomore transfer and one junior transfer from junior colleges. The Wolf Pack has additional scholarships available for the next signing period, which begins Feb. 7.

"To have a championship team, to play with very the best teams on our schedule year-in and year-out, you have to play great defense," Norvell said. "We're trying to add personnel to our defense. To build a great defense, you've got to start up front."

“To have a championship team, to play with very the best teams on our schedule year-in and year-out, you have to play great defense. We’re trying to add personnel to our defense. To build a great defense, you’ve got to start up front.”

— Jay NorvellNevada head coach

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Norvell indicated defensive linemen will be a focus with remaining scholarships in this class. He said building depth and competition on the offensive line was a key in this class.

"Last year, we addressed some of our skill positions," Norvell said. "Our biggest thing offensively is to control the football. It starts up front with the Union."

The early signing period runs through Friday. The traditional signing period begins again on Feb. 7.

Class of 2018 Early Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (Last School)

Josiah Bradley LB 6-1 190 Fr. HS Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro HS)

Jack Bolduc OL 6-5 285 Fr. HS Santa Ana, Calif. (JSerra HS)

Kevin Coblentz OL 6-4 290 Fr. HS Whittier, Calif. (St. John Bosco HS)

Jaden Dedman DB 5-11 170 Fr. HS Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Upland HS)

Romeo Doubs WR 6-3 190 Fr. HS Los Angeles, Calif. (Jefferson HS)

James Fotofili LB 6-0 215 Fr. HS Sacramento, Calif. (Grant HS)

Emany Johnson DB 6-2 205 Fr. HS Hercules, Calif. (Hercules HS)

Moses Landis OL 6-4 295 So. TR Sacramento, Calif. (American River Col.)

Crishaun Lappin RB 6-0 250 Fr. HS Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty HS)

Devonte Lee RB 5-9 225 Fr. HS Oklahoma City, Okla. (Marshall HS)

Kaleb Meder DL 6-5 250 Jr. TR Wheatland, Calif. (American River Col.)

Giovanni Miranda LB 6-4 215 Fr. HS Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro HS)

Ryan Smith TE 6-7 220 Fr. HS Granite Bay, Calif. (Granite Bay HS)

Carson Strong QB 6-5 210 Fr. HS Vacaville, Calif. (Wood HS)

Cole Turner WR 6-6 200 Fr. HS Clackamas, Ore. (Clackamas HS)

Patrick Willis DB 6-1 190 Fr. HS Los Angeles, Calif. Crenshaw HS)