Rebels add Phoenix tight end Bergsten to commitment list

UNLV emerged from last weekend with three recruits committing to the football program and a fourth player leaning strongly toward the Rebels.

Tight end Tyler Bergsten of Phoenix’s Greenway High School was one of those players to commit.

“This weekend was awesome,” Bergsten said Monday of his visit. “I had a great time on campus. All the coaches took really good care of me and my family. I’m really excited the recruiting process is over, and I’m excited I’ve found the place to go.”

Rivals.com and Scout.com rate Bergsten (6 feet 4 inches, 230 pounds) as a two-star prospect. He said he expects to cancels recruiting trips to Northern Arizona and San Jose State that were scheduled for the next two weekends.

With UNLV changing to more of a power offense, Bergsten said he is excited the tight end position will become a more integral part of the attack.

“That’s great for me,” said Bergsten, who anticipates redshirting next season.

He became the third player from the group of 10 weekend visitors to commit to UNLV. Safety Brandon Baker (6-2, 180) of Lancaster (Texas) High and offensive lineman Nick White (6-6, 265) of Gilbert High in Chandler, Ariz., committed before their trips.

The Rebels also probably will land offensive lineman Houston Clemente (6-1, 285) of St. Louis High in Honolulu. He said he was “probably 80-percent sure” he would choose UNLV.

Clemente said he wants to visit New Mexico State this weekend before deciding. ESPN.com rates him as a two-star recruit.

UNLV remains in the running for defensive lineman Louvan Green (6-6, 280) of College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. He visited UNLV in December.

Sequoias teammate Eric Johnson (5-8, 180), an all-purpose back who signed early with the Rebels, said he believed Green’s top three choices are UNLV, UNR and Iowa State.

Offensive lineman Josh McNeill (6-6, 285) of Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, said he enjoyed his visit to UNLV this past weekend, but wanted to look around before committing.

McNeill had a trip scheduled to Texas State this weekend, but Idaho coaches will visit him at home today, and he might travel to visit Idaho instead.

Regarding the trip to UNLV, he said he “liked everything about it.”

Wide receiver Devante Davis (6-3, 195) of Houston’s North Shore High has been leaning toward Texas A&M, but seeing UNLV left a positive impression. The Rivals three-star recruit said his family wants him to attend school near home.

“I really like A&M,” he said. “But after I visited UNLV, that was good, too.”

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

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