UNLV picked up its highest-rated football recruit less than a week from signing day when linebacker D.J. Moffitt committed to the Rebels.
Moffitt (6 feet 2 inches, 205 pounds) of De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com. Scout also ranks him the nation’s No. 51 outside linebacker.
Commitments are nonbinding. Signing day is Wednesday.
Moffitt attracted lots of interest, reportedly receiving scholarship offers from UNR, Arizona, Utah, Washington State, Colorado State, Colorado and Houston. He said he was pressured by other schools to commit early, and wanted to be sure of his decision.
"There was some interest with those schools, but it didn’t work out with them because of some communication issues," Moffitt said. "I think they wanted me to commit a little earlier. Where I’m going, I’m happy with it."
He said he was particularly happy with UNLV’s business school, and wants to major in that subject. Moffitt also said he enjoyed his visit two weeks ago.
"I knew UNLV was my No. 1," Moffitt said.