Nevada Offers Texas High Receiver Tevailance Hunt
The good news continued for Texas High several hours after officially naming Gerry Stanford its new head coach.
Nevada entered the recruiting battle Monday for Tevailance Hunt and is the fifth NCAA Division I FBS school into the mix. Texas High's leading returning receiver reported the news through his Twitter account.
Hunt (6-2, 180), a junior with other college football scholarship opportunities from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech and North Texas, caught 36 passes last season for 701 yards and scored 10 times.
Texas High worked its way to a perfect 10-0 record through the regular season last year, but it got upset by West Mesquite in the first round of the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
The mid-November loss marked the end of a talented offensive skill set surrounding Hunt. Quarterback Cade Pearson is already enrolled at North Texas, fellow receiver Quan Hampton will play for Kansas next season and lead running back Devuntay Walker will join the Midwestern State program this summer.
Nevada has a history of airing the ball out, and that probably won't change with Jay Norvell taking over as the Wolf Pack's leader.
Regionally, Norvell is probably best known as Oklahoma's receivers coach from 2008 through the 2014 season. He joined Texas in 2015 and spent last season as the passing game coordinator and receivers coach at Arizona State.
Norvell also has NFL positional coaching experience and a long list of stints with other high-major college football programs, predominantly as a receivers coach.
Nevada finished the 2016 season with a 5-7 record, including a 3-5 mark in Mountain West Conference play. The team won its final two games, but fourth-year coach Brian Polian resigned one day after the campaign ended and subsequently joined Notre Dame as special teams coordinator.
The Wolf Pack program has been to 15 bowl games in its 120-year history.
Schematics wise, Nevada has put a serious mark on football at large. It was the first major program to adopt the Pistol offense in the mid-2000s and gave Texas high school coaches their first real look at a formation that has since transcended the state.
Hunt, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Mississippi State (2)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Bowling Green, Iowa State, Syracuse, ULL, Virginia (5)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from ULL (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 215 — offers from Mississippi State, Texas State (2)
- Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offer from ULL (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, C, 6-3, 340 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (12)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas (5)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (21)
- Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 165 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
- DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (25)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — offer from ULL (1)