The Nevada Wolf Pack have added a quarterback to their program on Wednesday.
Per multiple online reports, former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Austin Kafentzis is transferring from Wisconsin to Nevada. Kafentzis, a former four-star prospect, was a record setting quarterback out of Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah, and was named the Gatorade player of the year for the state of Utah in 2012 and 2014.
Kafentzis is a dual-threat quarterback who fits perfectly with head coach Brian Polian's pistol offense and in high school he set 15 Utah state records which includes the all-time career passing record (13,079) and the all-time rushing record (6,942), plus he is second all-time among high school players in the nation in total offensive yards (20,021) and touchdowns accounted for (218).
Kafentzis was recruited by Wisconsin and their former head coach Gary Andersen out of high school, and he eventually signed with the Badgers over Utah, Utah State, BYU and Hawaii. When Andersen left Wisconsin to take the head coaching job at Oregon State, Kafentzis still honored his commitment and enrolled early at Wisconsin in January of this year to participate in spring football. But after spring football ended, he found himself fifth on the Badgers quarterback depth chart and thus prompted him to transfer.
Kafentzis eligibility is uncertain for now due to him only spending one semester at Wisconsin and could be eligible to play this season, but he may have to sit out this upcoming year due to NCAA transfer rules. Once his eligibility is decided, Kafentzis will join a very crowded quarterback roster which already includes Tyler Stewart, Dante Mayes, Hunter Fralick and Cristian Solano.
Nevada also signed Baylor Romney for the 2015 recruiting class but he will take a Mormon mission for two years before joining the Wolf Pack. The Wolf Pack quarterback competition was already a close race and Kafentzis addition will make an already tight quarterback race tighter.
Here are Kafentzis' high school highlight tape: