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RECRUITING: Coronado lineman commits to UNLV

Offensive lineman Donovan Outlaw, who will be a senior at Coronado High School next season, was on his way to the airport to fly to Reno on Sunday and participate in a UNR football camp.

Then he saw a billboard with UNLV first-year coach Tony Sanchez on it declaring a “new era.”

“I took it as a sign, and I decided to commit,” Outlaw said.

It didn’t hurt the flight to Reno got canceled, but he was going to be a Rebel anyway, saying he was impressed by a recent visit to campus.

“The offensive line coach, (John) Garrison and Sanchez are great coaches, and I love what they’re doing,” Outlaw said. “It’s a great fit for me.”

Outlaw (6 feet 4 inches, 290 pounds) is the fourth member of UNLV’s 2016 recruiting class under Sanchez. Three of those players are from the Las Vegas Valley.

Outlaw said Weber State also offered him a scholarship, and he believed an offer was coming from UNR had he made the trip.

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2914. Follow him on Twitter: @markanderson65.

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