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Nevada gets commit from California linebacker Peter Montini (see full 2020 class)

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The Nevada football team received Wednesday a commitment from California linebacker Peter Montini. I'll track all of Nevada's commitments on this page as more pledges come in, so you can bookmark it for future reference. Here is a look at Montini and the rest of the recruiting class.

Peter Montini

Committed: Dec. 18

Position: Linebacker

Height/weight: 6-1/230

Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.

High school: Foothill

In short: Montini is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com with Nevada being his only listed scholarship offer, which was extended in October. Montini was a two-time first-team all-league selection who played tight end and defensive end in high school but will slot in at linebacker for the Wolf Pack. As a senior, he tallied 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns. His older brother, Cameron Rowland, was a pitcher for the Nevada baseball team. His father, Pete, played football for UMass. He received recruiting interest from Colorado State, Wyoming and San Jose State.

Marquese Allen-Patmon

Committed: Dec. 16

Position: Safety

Height/weight: 6-2/180

Hometown: San Diego

High school: Lincoln

In short: Allen-Patmon committed to Nevada over offers from San Diego State, Air Force, New Mexico State, Navy and a handful of FCS teams. He is listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, which ranks him as the No. 1,336 national recruit in the class and the No. 104 athlete. Allen-Patmon is expected to play safety for the Wolf Pack, although he's big enough to potentially grow into a linebacker. As a senior, Allen-Patmon recorded 109 tackles, including 12 for loss, six interceptions and a sack. He's also a solid basketball player in high school, averaging 9.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a junior. Allen-Patmon is a big addition right before signing day and the second-highest-rated player in the 2020 class, per 247Sports.com.

Teivis Tuioti

Committed: Dec. 3

Position: Defensive tackle

Height/weight: 6-3/285

Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

High school: Lincoln Southeast

In short: Tuioti is the son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, who was an assistant at Cal from 2017-18 and was part of the staff at Michigan in 2016, with the Cleveland Browns from 2014-15 and at Hawaii from 2008-13 after playing for the Rainbow Warriors. The younger Tuioti was offered a scholarship by Nevada in June and also held offers from Army and Idaho State. He is an unrated prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and ESPN. 247Sports.com's consensus rankings list him as a three-star recruit and the No. 156 defensive tackle in the 2020 class. During his senior season, Tuioti had 73 tackles, including two sacks, per MaxPreps.com. Tuioti is the first defensive lineman in Nevada's 2020 class. "I felt like it was a good fit for me with the coaches, the players, the academics and the direction the program is going," Tuioti told Omaha.com. "I felt good with the opportunity and built a great relationship with Coach Norvell and the staff."

Tory Horton

Committed: Nov. 4

Position: Athlete

Height/weight: 6-1/160

Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

High school: Washington Union

In short: Horton is the younger brother of Tyler Horton, a two-time All-Mountain West cornerback at Boise State who had a cup of coffee with the Miami Dolphins in training camp. Tory is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports.com, who got his first and only FBS offer from Nevada. He also had offers from Montana and Northern Colorado. Rivals and ESPN don't have recruiting pages for Horton, who played for Edison High last season before a transfer to Washington Union. In 10 games in his senior season, Horton has 34 receptions for 722 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also has 26 tackles and three interceptions. Horton is listed by 247Sports as an athlete and has the ability to play offense or defense for the Wolf Pack.

Isaac Jernagin

Committed: July 8

Position: Wide receiver

Height/weight: 5-9/160

Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

High school: Santa Margarita Catholic

In short: Jernagin is the top-ranked prospect to commit to Nevada in the 2020 class. He's rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports, whose consensus rankings place Jernagin as the 723rd prospect in the 2020 class. He also reported offers from USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Utah, Utah State and Florida Atlantic. Jernagin is a two-way standout who is listed as an athlete by 247Sports, a receiver by Rivals and a defensive back by ESPN. So he could play either way, but Nevada plans on lining him up at receiver. While Jernagin is a undersized, he has Pac-12-level speed, which is why he was so highly recruited (he's listed as running a 4.55-second 40-yard dash). He could be an immediate-impact slot receiver for Nevada, which has to replace starting slot Kaleb Fossum after the 2019 season. “I like the offense there a lot,” Jernagin told 247Sports. “I fit in really well and they want to move me all over to take advantage of my speed and mismatches. They want me returning punts and kicks as well and (receiver) coach (Eric) Scott told me they want to get the ball in my hands as much as possible. I like the location of the school as well. It’s close to home but still far enough away to feel like I’m going away to college. It’s a beautiful area, Lake Tahoe is right there near Reno and I like the weather there. You’ll get some snow but I can adapt to anything so I have a lot of interest in Nevada right now.” Jernagin played in Bakersfield before a move this offseason to Santa Margarita. As a junior, Jernagin rushed 34 times for 521 yards and seven scores. He caught 12 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he had 30 tackles and one interception. While Jernagin is verbally committed to Nevada, he plans on taking more official visits to other schools, so Nevada will have to fight to keep him on board. "I still plan to take my official visits, but Nevada feels like home for me," Jernagin told 247Sports. "I thought I wanted to look around more, but God had other plans and I'm really excited about my decision."

Charlie Pollock

Committed: July 1

Position: Punter

Height/weight: 6-2/235

Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

High school: Walton High

In short: Pollock hails from the same high school in Georgia as Austin Kirskey, the Wolf Pack's quarterback signee in the 2019 class. Pollock is an unranked prospect on 247Sports, but Kohl's Kicking Camps has him rated 13th as a punter in the 2020 class, writing: "Pollock recently attended the 2019 Southern Showcase. His punting has made huge strides from last year. Pollock has moved into the 5.0 star category. He averaged over 50 yards a punt in the charting phase of camp. Pollock is well coached and someone who can punt at a high level in college. Pollock is a very interesting prospect in the 2020 class. He competed very well in Atlanta and has a chance to play early in college." Chris Sailer Kicking rated Pollock as a 4.5-star recruit, meaning in between Division I and Division II. As a junior, Pollock averaged 39.9 yards per punt on 17 attempts. Nevada was his only scholarship offer, which came after a visit to campus in late June. The Wolf Pack is in need of a punter in 2020 with Quinton Conaway being a senior this season.

Jacob Gardner

Committed: June 24

Position: Offensive lineman

Height/weight: 6-5/285

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

High school: Los Osos High

In short: Gardner is the third straight offensive line commitment in Nevada's 2020 class and the fourth for the Union overall. He's a good-sized offensive tackle who also had offers from MW schools Colorado State, New Mexico, San Jose State and UNLV. 247Sports has Gardner as an unrated prospect (he's a three-star recruit on the site's composite listing). Rivals also has him unrated, while ESPN ranks him as a three-star prospect. The Wolf Pack has only one offensive lineman who is a senior in 2019 in three-year starter Jake Nelson, so it didn't have a lot of numbers to fill that will be lost to graduation, but line coach Angus McClure and the Nevada has loaded up on the position so far in the 2020 class.

Frank Poso

Committed: June 23

Position: Offensive lineman

Height/weight: 6-5/339

Hometown: San Jose

High school: Branham High

In short: At 339 pounds, Poso is one big boy. He's a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and ESPN who also had offers from Fresno State, New Mexico, Wyoming and William & Mary. Rivals.com rates him as a two-star prospect. Nevada was the first school to offer Poso, which weighed heavily in his decision. “Being my first offer really stood out to me and after this weekend, it just sealed the deal,” Poso told the Bay Area Media Group. “I’ve visited multiple times, and this weekend on my official visit it truly felt like home and the players and coaching staff were so supportive." Poso suffered a tibia injury at an Arizona State camp in early June, which ended his summer camp workouts early (recruits pick up a lot of offers during this period). The injury is not expected to hinder his senior season at Branham High, which was ranked as the No. 653 football school in California last season. Poso has the height to play tackle, his position in high school, although his weight could push him to the interior of the line. 247Sports' composite score ranks Poso as the No. 977 recruit in the 2020 class.

Grant Starck

Committed: June 20

Position: Offensive lineman

Height/weight: 6-5/285

Hometown: Springfield, Ore.

High school: Thurston High

In short: Starck is a three-star composite recruit by 247Sports who had offers from Nevada and Idaho. He played both ways in high school and is a coach's son, so he has a high football IQ and knowledge of how to play both sides of the line. He'll be an offensive lineman for the Wolf Pack, almost certainly at tackle. While Starck's offers are not overwhelming, he's had a strong showing on the spring/summer circuit and is a well respected prospect by those who have seen him play in person. OregonLive.com ranked him as the fifth-best prospect in the 2020 class in Oregon and said "his lack of offers feels criminal" and he's "likely to add several offers before the start of the high school football season." BattlePrepWest.com wrote of Starck: "As of right now probably Oregon's top O lineman from a projection standpoint. Unquestioned D1 athlete. Football family and son of 6-7 head coach Justin Starck. Showed off overall athleticism earning 1st team all state honors on both sides of the football. Helped the Colts to the 5A state title. Starck has separated himself from all of the other lineman in Oregon. He is now a clear cut #1. If he stays healthy look for multiple Pac-12s to go on him at some point." His father, Justin, is the athletic director and head coach of Thurston High (his son's school) and was a two-year starter at Oregon in the early 1990s who had a brief pro career, including winning the 1995 World Bowl. “He’s a gamer,” Justin Starck told the Eugene Register-Guard of his son. “He’s been around it so long he typically doesn’t get overwhelmed by the opponent or by the moment. Never intimidated, never nervous, it’s like he’s built for it.”

RJ Taylor

Committed: June 14

Position: Offensive lineman

Height/weight: 6-3/298

Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.

High school: Yucaipa High

In short: Nevada usually devotes three or four spots per recruiting class to its offensive line and Taylor is the first lineman in the 2020 class. He's an interior linemen who can slot in at center but likely will be a guard for the Wolf Pack. He's a two-star recruit by 247Sports.com and was named to the all-area team by the Sun/Bulletin, one of just two juniors to make the offensive team. Nevada was his first scholarship offer. At 300 pounds, Taylor has the size to potentially play early in his Wolf Pack career, with Taylor having good athleticism and a nasty streak. After his commitment, Taylor told MWCconnection.com: “The biggest reason why I committed was the coaching staff. The staff was amazing and their résumés were incredible. The coaches were very personal, which I liked a lot. It honestly just felt like home. I didn’t feel at home at the other visits I went on. I fell in love with Nevada. The staff got to know me as myself not RJ Taylor the football player, which I really liked. I told them my hobbies were fishing and off-roading and almost every coach could have an hour-long conversation about either one of those things with me, which I really enjoyed. They also spent time trying to get to know me and not just talk about football, which really stood out to me. They really like me at left guard because I can pull very well but they also love me at center because I’m nasty. Right now just left guard. But I’m versatile, I’ve played every spot on the O-line and played D-end, 3 tech, nose tackle and even a bit of linebacker.”

Avery Morrow

Committed: June 9

Position: Running back

Height/weight: 6-1/205

Hometown: Seattle

High school: Garfield High

In short: The early bird got the worm on Morrow, who committed to Nevada, which was the first FBS school to offer him a scholarship (Montana State had offered from the FCS ranks). Morrow committed after his official visit to campus. He's from Garfield High in Seattle, where former Nevada basketball star Marcelus Kemp starred. Morrow is a good-sized back and will be one of the taller backs in recent Wolf Pack history. He doesn't play for a high-profile team as Garfield went 3-7 and was ranked 89th in the state of Washington in 2018. Morrow is a three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN and a two-star recruit by Rivals. “I was one of the bigger cats down there,” Morrow said of his visit to Nevada to SBLiveWA.com. “They like my running style, because I run through tackles and got some speed too. I keep on pushing because I like to run the ball.” He played only 2.5 games last season because of a broken rib, so he didn't have a lot of recruiting film, which could make Morrow a steal for Nevada if the Wolf Pack can hang on to him through signing day. With Kelton Moore and Jaxson Kincaide being seniors this season, running back is a need in the 2020 class.

Preferred walk-ons

Nick Barcelos

Committed: Oct. 11

Position: Long snapper

Height/weight: 6-0/215

Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

High school: Santa Margarita Catholic

In short: Barcelos is a five-star prospect by Rubio Long Snapping as a long snapper and reported offers from Air Force, Navy, Army, Rice and Oklahoma State. Barcelos also plays running back and linebacker at Santa Margarita Catholic, where his teammate WR Isaac Jernagin is committed to Nevada. Barcelos leads his high school team in rushing with 566 yards on 113 carries with three touchdowns through the team's first seven games, so there's a chance he contributes outside of special teams at Nevada.

Decommits

Chandler Galban

Committed: June 19 (Decommitted Oct. 13)

Position: Quarterback

Height/weight: 6-2/202

Hometown: Frisco, Texas

High school: Lone Star High

Clarence Dalton

Committed: June 17 (Decommitted Oct. 4)

Position: Running back

Height/weight: 5-10/213

Hometown: Galveston, Texas

High school: Ball High

Jackson Lataimua

Committed: April 26 (Decommitted Nov. 4, pledged to Washington State)

Position: Safety

Height/weight: 5-11/195

Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.

High school: Junipero Serra High

Vai Kaho

Committed: April 28 (Decommitted Dec. 3)

Position: Linebacker

Height/weight: 6-2/210

Hometown: Reno

High school: Bishop Manogue High

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