The Nevada Wolf Pack football team has added some size and strength.
Lineman Ziad Damanhoury of La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day High School gave the Wolf Pack a verbal commitment on Monday, according to Scout.com. The first day recruits can sign their Letter of Intent is Feb. 6.
Damanhoury, who played both offensive and defensive line for the Torreys, is listed as 6-foot-6, 280 pounds by Scout.com. On his Twitter.com account, he lists his height and weight as 6-7, 315.
“Aiming for 350 by start of football season,” he tweeted recently.
Damanhoury made his official visit to Nevada on Jan. 18. He had scheduled a visit to Vanderbilt on Feb. 1. San Diego State, Duke and New Mexico also showed interest in the lineman.
La Jolla Country Day plays in the small school division (Division 5) of the San Diego area. The school includes grades pre-school through high school and has just over 1,000 students with 450 students in grades 9 through 12. Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam attended La Jolla Country Day in the early 1990s when the school played 8-man football. The Torreys, though have played 11-man football since 2005.
Last year they finished 7-4 and lost in the second round of the playoffs to Horizon (40-24) after beating Calvary Christian Academy of Chula Vista, Calif., 70-6, in the first round.
Damanhoury also played basketball and competed in track and field for the Torreys.
He was a member of Team USA at the World Championship Games in Austin Texas last July.