Charlie Pollock, a scholarship punter for the Wolf Pack, will enter the NCAA transfer portal.
Pollock was part of Nevada's 2020 recruiting class as a rare punter to sign a scholarship agreement out of high school. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder from Walton High in Marietta, Ga., announced his decision on Twitter.
"First, I would like to thank Coach (Jay) Norvell, Coach (Matt) Mumme and Coach (Thomas) Sheffield for the opportunity to play football at the highest level here at The University of Nevada," Pollock wrote. "I am also thankful for my teammates that I can now call family. With that being said, after talking with my family and friends, it is in my best interest to enter the transfer portal with five years of eligibility left. Thank you Wolf Pack nation!"
Pollock was ranked a two-star recruit and the No. 13 punter in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports.com. Kohl's, which specializes in special teams players, ranked Pollock as a five-star recruit, including the nation's No. 8 punter in 2020. Pollock averaged 39.9 yards per punt as a high school senior, with a long of 59 in his career. The 2020 season was his lone year at Nevada.
Julian Diaz, a former walk-on from American River College, won the Wolf Pack's starting punter job this season and excelled. Diaz averaged 47.7 yards per punt, which would have ranked second in the nation if Diaz had enough punts to qualify for the national rankings. He missed two games during the season and was replaced with Matt Freem, a walk-on kicker who averaged 46.3 yards per punt. Diaz is a senior but is eligible to return next season after the NCAA gave winter sport athletes an additional year of eligibility.