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Nevada Recruiting: Wolf Pack Add a Pair of Defensive Commits

The Wolf Pack pick up their second and third commits in the past week.

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Brian Polian and his staff picked up a pair of recruits, with LB Lamin Touray and CB Malik Welsh both committing Thursday.

Touray is listed at 6-foot-0, 214 pounds, and is rated as a 3-star recruit by 247sports.com and Scout.com, and a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com. He held offers from a number of other Mountain West schools including Colorado State, Hawaii, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Wyoming, as well as UMass, UTEP, and a host of FCS schools. He will join a linebacking group that was ravaged by graduation last season, but features a host of young talent.

Welsh visited the campus last week, and committed soon thereafter. He has decent size for a cornerback at 6-foot-0, 185 pounds, and reportedly ran a 4.69 40-yard dash (h/t RGJ’s Chris Murray). He is rated as a 2-star prospect by Rivals.com, but is not rated on 247sports.com. His only other offer came from FCS Northern Arizona, so he will be a project player for the Wolf Pack.

Overall, Touray and Welsh are Nevada’s sixth and seventh commits in the class of 2017, respectively. The class is rather balanced, as four commits are on the defensive side of the ball, while the other three are offensive. Every player, aside from DB Isaiah Stewart, are from California.