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Check out the five players the Nevada football team added in the late signing period

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The Nevada football team signed 13 recruits in December's early signing period but held back a handful of scholarship for February's signing day. Here is a look at the five players the Wolf Pack signed to national letters of intent Wednesday.

“I am really excited about our class, especially when it comes to the athletic background of the guys coming,” Nevada coach Jay Norvell said in a news release. “This is a very physical class and they are bigger than what we have had in years’ past. I like the athletic ability we’ve added in the secondary and at linebacker – these kids can all run. And we have a dynamic group of wideouts. I’m really pleased across the board. This is also a strong academic class. The majority of them are all 3.0 (GPA) students. I love the character and academic background of the class and am very excited about the leadership that they bring.”

Nevada still has one scholarship available to give in the 2020 class.

Nate Cox

Position: Quarterback

Height/weight: 6-9/240

Class: Junior

Hometown: Lafayette, La.

Previous school: Garden City (Kan.) Community College

In short: A two-star recruit, Cox was tipped off to Nevada through his uncle, who used to work with Wolf Pack offensive coordinator Matt Mumme. Cox walked on at Louisiana Tech for two seasons before transferring to a junior college, where he completed 131-of-253 passes (51.8 percent) for 1,891 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions last season. As a high school senior, he completed 202-of-323 passes (62.5 percent) for 3,405 yards, 48 touchdowns and five interceptions while leading his school to its first state championship. Here is a full story on Cox. “Cox gives us a mature presence at quarterback,” Norvell said. “He very tall and strong armed and he’s a mature guy who will provide depth at the position and compete with Carson Strong. We were happy to get him in to school now to get a semester to learn the offense.”

Jamaal Bell

Position: Slot receiver

Height/weight: 5-10/165

Class: Freshman

Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.

High school: Antelope Valley HS

In short: A three-star recruit, Bell actually signed with Nevada in the 2019 class but didn't enroll at the school as he worked on academics. Bell is one of the highest-rated players to land at Nevada (he's ranked fifth on the Wolf Pack's all-time recruits list). Bell had scholarship offers from six Pac-12 teams and two Big Ten teams. In eight games as a senior, he had 10 carries for 56 yards and caught 24 passes for 444 yards and six touchdowns, per MaxPreps.com. In nine games as a junior, he had 24 carries for 246 yards and three touchdowns and added 46 catches for 828 yards and 11 scores.

Devin Gunter

Position: Defensive Back

Height/weight: 5-11/180

Class: Freshman

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas

High school: Ridge Point HS

In short: Gunter is listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports at wide receiver, but he will play in the secondary for Nevada. The Texas native also had scholarship offers from Rice, Texas State, Howard and Texas Southern. As a senior, he had 23 tackles, including one for loss, with an interception and six passes defended. Gunter also caught seven passes for 45 yards and averaged 34.2 yards per kickoff return and 19.3 yards per punt return. In his junior season, he caught 11 passes for 304 yards (27.6 yards per carry) and five touchdowns, so he's certainly an explosive athlete. “He’s another versatile athlete who played offense, defense and special teams,” Norvell said. “Coach (Bill) Best and Coach (Freddie) Banks were very familiar with him and he comes from a talent-rich area. He has really good ball skills and excellent speed.”

Ezekiel Robbins

Position: Defensive Back

Height/weight: 5-11/180

Class: Junior

Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.

Previous school: Butler Community College (El Dorado, Kan.)

In short: Robbins is one of two junior-college transfers in the class and one of three defensive backs. As a sophomore at Butler last season, Robbins had 39 tackles, including 1.5 for loss. He also had two pass breakups. “Zeke is a very versatile and athletic kid,” Norvell said. “He can play corner and his can play nickel. And because he is a junior-college player, he comes to us with a lot of experience.”

Angel King

Position: Defensive Back

Height/weight: 6-0/170

Class: Freshman

Hometown: Los Angeles

High school: Locke HS

In short: King is an unrated prospect who played for a lower-level high school program in Los Angeles. He was listed as an athlete, wide receiver and defensive back at Locke High and will slot in in the secondary for the Wolf Pack. “Angel reminds us a lot of (Nevada receiver) Romeo Doubs in terms of his potential as an athlete,” Norvell said. “He’s very long and can run. He’s a kid with incredible potential.”

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