JuCo quarterback Jacob Barlage will join Nevada for the 2020 season

Jay Norvell
Jay Norvell has signed a junior-college quarterback to add depth to his roster. (Byrne Photo/Nevada athletics)

Junior-college quarterback Jacob Barlage, who committed to Nevada over the weekend, will join the Wolf Pack this season, the school announced Wednesday.

A 6-foot-1, 205 pounder, Barlage comes to Nevada after a standout season at Riverside (Calif.) College where he completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions as the Tigers went 13-0 and averaged 49.6 points and 520.1 yards per game en route to the program's first CCCAA state championship. Barlage was a preseason first-team JC All-American on before signing with Nevada.

Barlage will be a true sophomore in 2020 with a redshirt year available. He will be eligible to play this fall for the Wolf Pack, which is scheduled to open up fall camp Friday.

Barlage was the MVP of the CCCAA state championship after completing 22-of-31 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown in a 31-14 win over San Mateo. At Valley View High in Moreno Valley, Barlage completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 4,186 yards, 38 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his two years as a starter.

Barlage is an unrated prospect on Nevada was his only known FBS offer. His father, Daniel, is the head football coach at Valley View while his mother, Jen, played college volleyball at Northern Michigan and is the head coach at Valley View.

Barlage will add depth to a quarterback room that lost four players from the 2019 roster, including Malik Henry (did not enroll in spring classes), Kaymen Cureton (transferred to Eastern Kentucky), Kaiden Bennett (transferred to Sac State) and Cristian Solano (graduated). Barlage is one of five quarterbacks on Nevada's 2020 roster, which is headlined by returning starter Carson Strong. He is one of three quarterbacks on scholarship, the other being Strong and another JuCo transfer, Nate Cox.

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