The Nevada Wolf Pack went deep into the heart of Texas to snag a pair of commitments. On Tuesday, the Wolf Pack received verbal commitments from safety Isaiah Stewart and tight end Cameron Darling for its 2017 recruiting class. Stewart and Darling are the eighth and ninth recruits to verbally commit to the Wolf Pack.
Stewart is a six-foot, 180lbs safety who is from DeSoto, Texas and is listed as a three-star recruit by Scout and a two-star recruit by Rivals. While playing for DeSoto High School as a junior last season, Stewart recorded 82 tackles and had seven passes defended. Stewart reportedly received offers from Colorado, Air Force,Fresno State, New Mexico and Toledo before verbally committing to Nevada.
With the Wolf Pack starting two freshmen at safety last season and losing three safeties because of transferring to other schools in the last two season, the Wolf Pack needed to add depth to that position.
Darling is a six-foot-five, 255lbs tight end from McKinney,Texas and is the fifth tight end from Texas to either sign or commit to the Wolf Pack in as many seasons. Like the safety position, the tight end position needed some depth as current tight end Jarred Gipson will be playing his last season in Reno and career injuries to a few of the Wolf Pack tight ends has left the position lacking depth.
Darling is a two-star recruit and has received offers from New Mexico and Northwestern State but it was the Wolf Pack who was the first school to offer him a scholarship.Darling, who Texas recruiting services has claimed him as a “sleeper”recruit, has the size to play at the college level. While playing for McKinney Boyd High School, he was asked to block often which is good for both Darling and Nevada as the Wolf Pack’s offensive scheme requires the tight ends to be able to block.
Keep in mind that these are verbal commitments and they are not binding until February when prospects sign their official letter of intent.