Former Alabama QB David Cornwell is ahead of the pack as Nevada gets set to enter training camp. According to Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Chris Murray, Nevada coach Jay Norvell named Cornwell the Wolf Pack’s starting quarterback.
However, Norvell noted the position is still up for grabs leading into the Sept. 2 season opener at Northwestern.
“David’s the starting quarterback right now and he’ll have to compete and earn that spot throughout training camp and if there’s reason for him not to be (the starting quarterback) we’ll address,” Norvell said of the quarterback depth chart. “Until we see that, we won’t make any changes at that position.”
Cornwell, who graduated from Alabama in December and transferred in January, didn’t throw a pass during his 3 years at Alabama. Cornwell made the most of his opportunity in the spring at Nevada, which enabled him climb to the top of the depth chart.
“David fits those qualities and demonstrated those strengths the best out of all of our quarterbacks in the spring, and that’s why he was the starting quarterback,” said Norvell, who started Cornwell with the first string in the spring game. “And the way he played in the spring game gave us even more evidence of that.”
According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Cornwell was a 4-star prospect and the No. 4 overall pro-style passer in the 2014 recruiting cycle, as well as the top player in the state of Oklahoma.