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Faith Lutheran QB Odom commits to play for father at UNLV

Updated November 30, 2023 - 7:19 pm

Faith Lutheran quarterback Garyt Odom announced his commitment Wednesday to play college football at UNLV under his father, coach Barry Odom.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 170-pound Garyt Odom just concluded his junior season, helping the Crusaders reach the Class 5A Division II state championship game. The three-star prospect, according to 247Sports.com, split playing time most of the season with fellow junior quarterback Alex Rogers.

Odom, a true dual-threat quarterback, rushed for 643 yards and nine touchdowns while adding 523 passing yards and seven touchdown passes in 11 games. He didn’t play the final two games, including a 40-21 loss to Bishop Manogue in the state title game, because of a leg injury.

In Faith Lutheran’s 24-21 season-opening win over Palo Verde on Aug. 18, Odom ran for a score and threw a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Odom had three touchdowns, two rushing and one passing, in the Crusaders’ 44-6 win over Las Vegas in their playoff opener on Oct. 26.

According to 247Sports, Odom held offers from Power Five programs Arkansas, Louisville, Nebraska and Texas A&M.

Barry Odom has led UNLV to a 9-3 record in his first season. The Rebels host Boise State in the Mountain West championship game Saturday at Allegiant Stadium.

Contact Alex Wright at awright@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AlexWright1028 on X.

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