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Linebackers commit to UNLV

Linebackers Kyle Anderson of Silverado High School and Perry Cooper of The Woodlands (Texas) High School committed to UNLV’s football team today.

Both are Rivals.com two-star recruits. Anderson (6 feet 2 inches, 230 pounds) made 82 tackles, including six sacks, last season. Northern Arizona and Weber State also offered him a scholarship.

"It’s definitely one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made in my life," Anderson said. "There were a lot of good things about all three schools. I like UNLV a lot. I met the coaching staff. They were all great. They’re excited about their job opportunity and turning the program around. I think they are going to do that."

Anderson won’t immediately join the Rebels, however. He said he would begin a two-year Mormon mission in October, and then enroll in January 2013. University at Buffalo had offered Cooper (6-3, 220) a scholarship.

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