The Wolf Pack received a verbal commitment for their 2016 recruiting class on Thursday from Troy Murray. The news of Murray's commitment was first reported by Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Murray is a 6 foot 5, 270 lbs defensive end out of Logan High School in Logan, Utah. He is a lightly touted recruit as he is not on the recruiting rankings on ESPN, Scout or Rivals. Murray is an tremendous athlete but is seen as a developmental player and will probably have to redshirt a year so he can play defensive end at the college level. Here is some of his highlights from last year and you can see the potential for him is very high.
As a junior last year at Logan High, Murray had 78 tackles, 14.5 sacks, two fumbles and seven quarterback hurries. The Wolf Pack was the first school to offer Murray a scholarship and Wyoming came in with an offer to Murray but it was too late.
Murray is the first Nevada recruit that is not from either California or Nevada and his commitment to Nevada is a continuation of Brian Polian and the Wolf Pack emphasizing defense in their 2016 recruiting class. Murray may not see playing time next year but he is a great athlete and if he can develop into a college level defender, he can be a major defensive asset for the Wolf Pack in the future.