Former Notre Dame RB Justin Brent lands at Nevada

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Justin Brent is still waiting for the first carry or catch of his college career.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back will attempt to notch those statistics at Nevada, the Irish graduate announced via Twitter on Friday.

"Nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I'm ready to accept the challenge. Nevada Wolf Pack," Brent tweeted.

Brent — a Speedway, Ind. native — played in just nine games in his three-year Irish career, with each of those appearances coming in his freshman season. He redshirted in 2015, then missed the entire 2016 season with a lingering lisfranc foot injury.

When the consensus four-star recruit signed with Notre Dame as a wide receiver in Feb. 2014, Brent was ranked as the No. 64 overall prospect in the 2014 class by Scout, No. 67 by 247Sports and No. 84 by Rivals.

Brent, who graduated in three years this spring, will be immediately eligible to play at Nevada.

Notre Dame's returning scholarship running backs are juniors Josh Adams and Dexter Williams, sophomores Tony Jones Jr. and Deon McIntosh and early enrollee freshman C.J. Holmes.

Nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I’m ready to accept the challenge. Nevada Wolf Pack. #NevadaGritpic.twitter.com/KlfZ79p0Wo

— J.B. (@JustinBrent) June 16, 2017