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JC quarterback Reilly expected to sign with UNLV today

Quarterback Sean Reilly is expected to send his letter of intent to UNLV when the early signing period for junior college football players opens today, and wide receiver/returner Eric Johnson might be just a few days behind.

Players who sign early can enroll in January and practice with the team in the spring.

The 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound Reilly committed to UNLV on Sunday. He passed for 2,323 yards and 20 touchdowns this season for Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Johnson (5-8, 180) also visited the Rebels last weekend but said he wants to take a trip to Utah this weekend. He could make a decision then or take another trip. Johnson said Oregon State is also interested.

But Johnson, who reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds, said UNLV tops his list.

“It felt when I was down there they were changing the program,” he said.

Johnson rushed for 717 yards, averaging 6.2 per carry, this season at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. He also averaged 25 yards on kickoff returns and 10.6 on punt returns.

Johnson was a junior college All-American at Reedley (Calif.) College in 2008 but missed the 2009 season because of a broken collarbone.

UNLV has one more recruiting weekend before the Christmas break.

Scout.com reported that cornerback Fred Wilson (5-11, 165) of West High School in Bakersfield, Calif., will be among the Rebels’ visitors.

Scout.com lists Wilson as a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 107 cornerback. Rivals.com rates him as a two-star recruit.

Wilson’s father, Fred III, played with UNLV secondary coach J.D. Williams at Fresno State in the 1980s.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2914.

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