Many of Nevada's best went unsigned on signing day due to decision of their own or academic issues. The list reads like that of an all-star team, as many are among the best athletes in the nation. There's no reason to hold your head since many of these guys control there own destiny though hard work and focus, but here is a look at what was left on the board post signing day.
Nevada's top individual athlete but isn't expected to qualify due to a learning disability. Has good character and is another kid that will likely deal with the grind of junior college football, likely Arizona Western.
Casella has great tools as the top pure quarterback prospect in the state with good speed but a down year by his team kept him out of the spotlight. He has a chance to pick up some late attention and is a player that should develop into a star wherever he lands.
Excellent cover corner with impressive ability on the edge likely headed to the junior college route.
16. SS Eric Brinkley Cimarron 5'10 190
2005: 71 tackles 4 sacks 2 int 120 car 875 yds 8 tds
2006: 77 tackles 3 sacks 1 int 111 car 864 yds 10 tds
Career: 148 tackles 7 sacks 3 int 231 car 1739 yds 18 tds
Undersized high school middle linebacker with excellent speed timed at 4.65. Likely to play safety in the future and leader of a defense that only allowed 3 points per game. Three teammates where signed on signing day.
17. MLB Brent Koontz Douglas 6'0 220
Northern Nevada Defensive MVP
4.5 shuttle 24.6 vj 19 reps
3.25 GPA 19 ACT
Koontz is qualified and has an excellent nose for the ball. He isn't a sideline to sideline player on the next level but he is dominating between the tackles.
One of Nevada's most talented basketball players leading Southern Nevada in points per game and ranked near the top in assist. He has the most potential on the football field where he has excellent speed and quickness but is still raw around the edges. Thorns is probably the biggest sleeper on the list.
21. QB Travis Wood Dayton 6'2 180 3A Player of the Year 5.00 40 4.65 shuttle 30 vj 11 reps
2003: 18-33 44 yds 3 td 0 int
2004: 121-247 1959 yds 20 td 10 int
2005: 147-283 2452 yds 19 tds 9 int 10 car 72 yds 2 tds
2006: 109-202 1573 yds 14 td 13 int 37 car 171 yds 5 tds 71 tck 1 sack 7 int
Career: 395-765 52% 6028 yds 56 tds 32 int 71 tackles 1 sack 7 int
Wood is an excellent athlete and very smart player that can be a great player where ever he lands but the knock on him is that he lacks special qualities. He has intangibles that makes him a winner and if he had a quality wide receiver to get the ball to this season his numbers would tell a better story.
45 tackles 8 int 312 yds 2 tds 25.9 KOR avg 13.1 PR avg
Ewell was Southern Nevada's best corner this season and is a playmaker on defense with good potential. It's unknown where he will land as of now but he is a player that could contribute right away for some programs.
Snodgrass also impressed for the Northern Nevada Champion Galena Grizzlies. He has excellent hands and speed that allowed him to double as a big play tight end. He is also a sure tackler and shed blocker well.