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Scripps Ranch quarterback Jax Leatherwood commits to Nevada

Leatherwood passed for over 3,900 yards and 52 touchdowns during his junior season.

(Lead photo by Todd Shurtleff)

Class of 2023 Scripps Ranch quarterback Jax Leatherwood committed to the University of Nevada, Reno on Tuesday morning, he announced on Twitter.

The six-foot-six Leatherwood led the Falcons to a 13-1 record during his first season as the starting quarterback while capturing the San Diego Section Division II Championship as well as the CIF State Division 2-A Championship. Leatherwood completed just under 70% of his passes for the season, surpassing 3,900 passing yards and 52 touchdowns while throwing only two interceptions.

The three-sport standout moved onto the hardwood after football season and helped lead the Falcons to a win over Justin-Siena in the CIF Division IV State Championship game, blocking eight shots in the final game. Now in the spring season, Leatherwood and the Falcons currently sit at 14-6 on the volleyball court.

Leatherwood chose the Wolf Pack over an offer from San Diego State and becomes the first football prospect in San Diego's class of 2023 to make a college decision.