2016 Nevada Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 Nevada Recruiting Class: Nevada addressed some key needs for down the road with a decent class that could turn great with a few surprising options at key positions.

    February 1, 2016

    2016 Nevada Recruiting Class: Nevada addressed some key needs for down the road with a decent class that could turn great with a few surprising options at key positions.

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    2016 Nevada Football Recruiting Class Overview

    It’s a balanced recruiting class in terms of finding options on both sides of the ball, but the coaching staff got the biggest stars for two specific areas – big wide receivers and athletic linebackers. There are enough good options to fit the Wolf Pack type and style – versatile running ability on O, and quick on D – to help out a few years from now.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Wide receiver. The best players and prospects might be at linebacker – with a few excellent prospects to potentially be the anchors a few years from now – but the receiving class is excellent starting with Darius Powe, a California native with a few Mountain West options, and Josh Stewart, who got an offer from Kansas. There’s plenty of depth with the very big Trevion Armstrong leading a good-looking group of options.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    LB Lawson Hall, 6-0, 210 – There was a little bit of interest from the Big Ten throughout the process, but it came down to a few Mountain West schools – Colorado State and Fresno State made a push – with Nevada getting the undersized athlete. Versatile and potentially the leader of the linebacking corps with a little more bulk and some time, he was a nice get.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    Defensive line. The offense returns loaded with nine starters back to what should be a fantastic running game. The defense, though, gets gutted up front with all the starters on the front seven needing to be replaced. There are plenty of young players ready to get their chances, but it’s going to hurt to lose Ian Seau and Lenny Jones on the ends and Rykeem Yates on the inside.

    2016 Nevada Football Recruiting Class

    Trevion Armstrong WR 6-3 215 Fr HS Richmond, Va (Trinity Episcopal School)
    Miles Beach TE 6-4 235 Fr HS Los Gatos, Calif (Los Gatos HS)
    Daniel Brown DB 5-10 165 Fr HS Carson, Calif (Narbonne HS)
    Nate Brown OL 6-5 285 Fr HS Tracy, Calif (Tracy HS)
    Carl Burton-Hill OL 6-5 296 Fr HS Dixon, Calif (Dixon HS)
    Max Christensen DE 6-1 231 Fr HS Smithfield, Utah (Sky View HS)
    Ty Gangi QB 6-2 205 So TRGlendale, Calif (Ventura College)
    Nick Gregg DL 6-0 294 Fr HS Sparks, Nev (Reed HS)
    Lawson Hall LB 6-0 210 Fr HS Harbor City, Calif (Narbonne HS)
    Isaiah Hamilton RB 5-11 190 Fr HS Sacramento, Calif (Inderkum HS)
    David Harvey WR 6-1 193 Fr HS New Caney, Texas (New Caney HS)
    Kevin Howell DB 5-10 179 Fr HS Thousand Oaks, Calif (Thousand Oaks HS)
    Daq Irby DB 6-1 187 Fr HS San Diego, Calif (Morse HS)
    Daylon Johnson DB 6-1 171 Fr HS Conroe, Texas (Oak Ridge HS)
    Jaxson Kincaide RB 5-9 180 Fr HS Fort Lauderdale, Fla (St Thomas Aquinas HS)
    Sean Krepsz OL 6-5 320 So TRRiverside, Calif (Riverside CC)
    Nakita Lealao DL 6-2 305 Jr TRHayward, Calif (Laney College)
    Marcus Lucas DB 5-11 183 Fr HS Mobile, Ala (McGill-Toolen Catholic HS)
    Akeel Lynch RB 5-11 220 Sr TR Toronto, Canada (Penn State)
    Jake Nelson OL 6-5 275 So TR San Juan Capistrano, Calif (Saddleback College)
    DJ Powe LB 6-2 210 Fr HS El Cerrito, Calif (El Cerrito HS)
    Alec Simpson LB 6-1 215 Fr HS Pacific Palisades, Calif (Palisades Charter HS)
    Kameron Toomer DE 6-3 235 Fr HS Las Vegas, Nev (Palo Verde HS)

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