Wolf Pack Announces 2009 Recruiting Class

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RENO, Nev. — Head coach Chris Ault and the Nevada football team announced today the signing of a 17 football recruits to National Letters of Intent.

The class features nine offensive players, seven players on defense and a kicker and it includes four players who have already enrolled at Nevada.

“This is a solid class and with it we met some immediate needs,” Ault said. “This class includes some incoming freshman who we believe will work into the depth chart this fall. We had a limited number of scholarships available so it was a very interesting and thorough process. We were able to disseminate information more effectively.”

There are five junior college transfers who should provide an immediate impact plus a sophomore transfer with three years of eligbility remaining. Two of the 11 freshman have already enrolled this semester as grayshirts while the other nine freshman will join the team in the fall.

“Our team is so young and much of that youth is already in the depth chart,” recruiting coordinator Jim Mastro said. “I think that shows the high level of the last few recruiting classes and I believe this class is in that category. We were able to be very selective this year with the caliber of the student-athletes we are bringing to the University of Nevada.”

Nevada went 7-6 in 2008 and made its fourth-straight bowl appearance. The Wolf Pack returns 15 starters from that team. Nevada will begin spring football on Feb. 20 with the annual spring scrimmage scheduled for March 14.

2009 Nevada Football Signees

Mid-year enrollees
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp Hometown (Previous School)
Joe Washington WR 6-0 195 Fr. -HS Stockton, Calif. (Stagg HS)
Jose Acuna OL 6-6 308 Jr.-JC San Jacinto, Calif. (Mt. San Jacinto College)
Maurice Patterson WR 6-3 200 Jr.-JC San Marcos, Calif. (Palomar JC)
Jack Reynoso DT 6-3 270 Fr. -HS Loomis Calif. (Del Oro HS)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp Hometown (Previous School)
Stephon Jefferson RB 5-11 190 Fr. -HS Visalia, Calif. (El Diamante HS)
Steven Jeffers TE/OL 6-3 258 Fr. -HS Reno, Nev. (Bishop Manogue HS)
Joel Bitonio OL 6-4 290 Fr. -HS Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Wilson HS)
David Fales QB 6-2 193 Fr. -HS Salinas, Calif. (Palma HS)
Mason Magleby QB 6-2 190 Fr. -HS Loomis, Calif. (Del Oro HS)
Josh Banks DE 6-2 255 Fr. -HS Stockton, Calif. (St. Mary's HS)
Sam Foster DE 6-4 250 Fr. -HS Esparto, Calif. (Esparto HS)
Wesley Hollingshed DT 6-2 305 Fr. -HS Atlanta, Ga. (Norcross HS)
Duke Williams DB 6-1 183 Fr. -HS Reno, Nev. (Hug HS)

Sophomore Transfer
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp Hometown (Previous School)
Andre Davis LB 6-1 228 So.-TR Seattle, Wash. (Western Washington)

Junior College Transfers
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp Hometown (Previous School)
Aminiasi Silatolu OL 6-4 295 Jr.-JC Stockton, Calif. (San Joaquin Delta College)
Cory Smith DB 6-2 180 Jr.-JC Visalia, Calif.. (College of Sequios)
Richard Drake K/P 6-0 190 Jr.-JC Los Angeles, Calif. (College of the Canyons)