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High school defensive back commits to UNLV

Cornerback Fred Wilson of West High School in Bakersfield, Calif., committed to UNLV on Sunday night.

Scout.com lists Wilson (5 feet 11 inches, 165 pounds) as a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 107 cornerback. Rivals.com rates him as a two-star recruit.

Wilson said he also considered UCLA.

“The visit they had for me was (Jan.) 21, and that was pretty late,” he said. “UNLV seemed like they wanted me more. I wanted to go where they wanted me more, and it was UNLV.”

■ NEBRASKA — Safety Rickey Thenarse was cited for drunken driving hours after his graduation ceremony.

Lincoln Police Sgt. Jason Stille told the Lincoln Journal Star that Thenarse was in his vehicle stopped in the middle of a downtown street about 2 a.m. Sunday. The senior graduated Saturday.

Police reports say Thenarse’s blood-alcohol content was .11 percent; the legal limit is .08.

In addition to DUI, the football player was cited for driving with a suspended license and a traffic violation.

■ LOUISVILLE — Sophomore cornerback Darius Ashley did not travel with the team to St. Petersburg, Fla., after his arrest earlier this month on alcohol-related charges.

Ashley was arrested Dec. 3 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence under 21 years old.

Ashley appeared primarily as the fifth defensive back in pass coverage this season.

■ BALL STATE — The Mid-American Conference school hired Elon coach Pete Lembo to take over its program.

Lembo spent the past 10 seasons at Elon in North Carolina and Lehigh in Pennsylvania, turning both Football Championship Subdivision teams into contenders for the postseason.

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