This week, OBNUG will be grading the recruiting classes for each WAC team. Our research may be spotty, but as you can see from the final result, there is no questioning our loyalty.
The Wolfpack's incoming class is heavy on defense as 15 of the 22 recruits will be suiting up on D in the coming years. I guess scoring 67 points and losing will make one rethink their priorities.
"The focus was on defense, in particular the skill positions in the secondary," head coach Chris Ault said. "... In terms of speed and ball skills, this is as good of a class that we have recruited. This is the best group (of defensive backs) that we have recruited collectively."One of those good defensive backs is Thaddeus Brown, who reneged on his verbal commitment to Boise State. He joins a class of defensive backs that has the Nevada coaching staff downright giddy.
"There are some guys that we signed in the secondary, at least four, if not five, that I would have died to have at Oregon State," defensive coordinator Nigel Burton, who joined the staff this offseason after five years at Oregon State, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "It's a pretty stunning class. If we can continue to pull this off, it's going to be a fun run."He went on to say, "But I'm pretty sure that we can't continue to pull this off."
The class was also big on linemen, and by big we mean large. There are some hefty kids joining Nevada next year, none heftier than 6'5", 310-pound tackle Steve Werner. The plan is to have him playing guard and tackle by his senior season.
Scout.com rank: 113
Rivals.com rank: 79
OBNUG grade: F
Nevada stresses defense in recruiting class [Nevada Appeal]
Nevada team report [Yahoo.com]