Nevada football has signed junior college quarterback Jacob Barlage to a scholarship agreement, it was announced Wednesday.
Barlage, 6-foot-1 and 205-pounds, comes to Nevada after one standout season at Riverside (Calif.) College. He completed 200-of-289 (69.2 percent) of his passes for 2,786 yards, 30 touchdowns to just five interceptions.
Entering 2020 as a sophomore, Barlage will have three years of eligibility remaining with a redshirt year still available. Since he is transferring from a JUCO, he will be eligible to play this fall for the Wolf Pack, which is scheduled to open up fall camp Friday.
Barlage led Riverside to a perfect 13-0 record and a California state championship last season. He threw for 286 yards and a touchdown in the championship game, a 31-14 win over San Mateo, and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
He was an unrated prospect out of Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., where he played for his father, Daniel. In two seasons, he went 313-for-552 (56.7 percent) for 4,186 yards, 38 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Barlage joins returning starter Carson Strong and Nate Cox — a 6-foot-9 gun slinger who transferred from Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. — as the only other scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Hamish McClure, who appeared in just one game last season (3-for-3, 20 yards versus Oregon), and freshman Jonah Chong are the remaining two quarterbacks with the Wolf Pack.