It was recently announced that the Nevada Wolf Pack had inked 4 new players from the junior college ranks to join the team for the upcoming 2008 football campaign. The Reno Gazette-Journal broke the story this morning with some details about the players and their history.
Linebacker Mike Bethea joins the team with 2 years of eligibility. As a JC gridwire second team All American, Mike brings needed experience and depth after the unexpected loss of Kevin Porter, a starting backer from last season's team who's career was shortened due to a neck injury. Bethea was being recruited by numerous programs including WAC foe BSU.
Wide Out Malcolm Shepherd also joins the team with 2 years of eligibility. A national JC Athletic Association All Regional 1st team selection, Malcolm has good size at 6'2" and is expected to contend for playing time in the Pack's three receiver sets along with current starters Marko Mitchell and Mike McCoy.
Defensive Back Mike Evans will join the Wolf Pack with 3 years of eligibility. With both corner positions open, Evans is expected to compete for a starting role immediately. He was being recruited by a number of major BCS programs and held an offer from Memphis.
And last but not least, Punter Brad Langley may have just become the first punter to be offered a scholarship to come play for the Pack in coach Ault's time. Langley will have 3 years of eligibility and will fill the role left open by Zachary Whited.
Welcome to the Wolf Pack and good luck this season!
Link to RGJ story with more details: http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080620/SPORTS06/806200494/1053