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UNLV picks up quarterback in transfer portal

Updated January 16, 2024 - 12:41 pm

UNLV’s quarterback future became a little clearer this week.

Coach Barry Odom and the Rebels landed a commitment from former Holy Cross quarterback Matthew Sluka, who announced the news on X on Tuesday.

Sluka brings an impressive resume from the Football Championship Subdivision. He threw for 5,916 yards during 41 games for the Crusaders while rushing for 3,583 yards.

He added 59 passing touchdowns and 38 rushing scores at Holy Cross. The senior has one year of eligibility remaining.

Sluka, from Locust Valley, New York, is the second signal caller to commit to the Rebels. Quarterback Hajj-Malik Williams, who played at FCS school Campbell, committed to UNLV on Jan. 6. Sluka and Williams will compete to replace former starter Jayden Maiava after the Las Vegas native entered the transfer portal and committed to USC.

Contact reporter Andy Yamashita at ayamashita@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ANYamashita on X.

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