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Nevada Football Recruiting: Wolf Pack receive 2017 verbal commitment

The Nevada Wolf Pack picked up a verbal commitment from a 2017 athlete

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Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polian picked up a 2017 verbal commitment from Cole Beaty
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The Nevada Wolf Pack football team are in the process of building their 2017 recruiting class as they received a verbal commitment from Centennial High athlete Cole Beaty. Beaty is the sixth pledge to commitment to head coach Brian Polian and the Nevada Wolf Pack.

The recruiting websites list Beaty as an athlete and has had most of his success as a receiver and a kick returner. In his junior year, he caught 30 passes for 607 yards and scored nine touchdowns. Beaty also returned 12 kicks for an average of 48 yards per return and had four touchdowns.

If Beaty play wide receiver for the Wolf Pack, he would be a change of pace for head coach Brian Polian who has in his time in Reno, recruited big wide receivers (Beaty checks in at 5-foot-11). There is a possibility that Beaty could end up playing defensive back if Polian decided to move him to that position.

Nevada was the first school to offer Beaty a scholarship back in April. Since then, he has received offers from Hawaii, Air Force, Idaho, and Eastern Washington. Beaty’s high school coach, Chad Brown said of Beaty that “when we need a first down, he’s there.”

Brown went on and said that “on defense, when you think it’s a first down or a touchdown, he chases people down, too.”

Verbal commitments are not binding and won’t be official commitments until prospects sign their letter of intent in February so Beaty could decommit but for now the Wolf Pack have a talented player who could be a game changer whether he is on the offensive or defensive side of the ball.