The Wolf Pack added a player to its 2016 football recruiting class as Lawson Hall officially commits to Nevada.
Hall is a 6-0 210 lbs three-star outside linebacker who played his high school football at Nathaniel Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California (the same school as Wolf Pack commit, corner back Daniel Brown). Hall received offers from Colorado State and Fresno State before verbally committing to the Wolf Pack in June of 2015. While built more like a safety than a linebacker, Hall is a versatile player and a good athlete who can play multiple positions on defense at the next level. Hall has also improved on his overall speed and his closing ability to defend receivers in the open field. Here some clips of Hall's play-making ability.
In his junior year, Hall recorded 87 tackles, two sacks, six tackles for loss, three interceptions and six pass breakups in 14 games. In his senior year, Hall recorded 121 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. Nevada lost their top four linebackers from 2015 to graduation so building depth and getting players who can play right away was critical for Nevada in this recruiting cycle. Hall is a player who will certainty will play right away because of his versatility and athleticism and could contribute right away for head coach Brian Polian and the Wolf Pack in 2016.