Nevada quarterback Kaiden Bennett, who transferred from Boise State after its fall camp last season, according to the twitter page @247SportsPortal affiliated with 247sports.com.
Nevada redshirt sophomore QB Kaiden Bennett is in the transfer portal. He initially transferred to Nevada from Boise State. https://t.co/X0OTbRXsOd— 247Sports Transfer Portal (@247SportsPortal) July 20, 2020
Bennett has entered the portal without taking a snap with the Wolf Pack, sitting out last season due to the NCAA’s transfer policy. As a walk-on at Nevada, he will have all four years of eligibility remaining.
As a three-star dual-threat quarterback, Bennett received offers from Boise State, Cincinnati, New Mexico, Utah, Tulane, San Diego State and Connecticut, among others.
Bennett was a Sparks, Nev. native before attending Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif. As a two-year starter, he completed 497-of-708 passes (70.2 percent) for 8,912 yards, 121 touchdowns to just 18 interceptions in his high school career — leading them to back-to-back CIF Divsion-I state titles in 2017 and 2018. He also rushed for 2,137 yards (on 337 carries) with 38 rushing scores.
The 5-foot-11 signal caller is the second Wolf Pack quarterback to enter his name in the portal this offseason, joining Kaymen Cureton (transferred to Eastern Kentucky).
The only scholarship quarterbacks on Nevada’s roster is returning starter Carson Strong and Nate Cox, a 6-foot-9 gun slinger who transferred from Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. Hamish McClure, who appeared in just one game last season (3-for-3, 20 yards versus Oregon), and freshman Jonah Chong are the other quarterbacks on the roster.