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UNLV welcomes football recruits this weekend

At least eight football recruits will visit UNLV this weekend, and four of them are already on board with the Rebels.

Two players have signed, and two others have committed. Included in the group of visitors are three local players.

But two of the locals have not committed — Bishop Gorman High School linebacker Nela Otukolo (5 feet 11 inches, 240 pounds) and Silverado offensive lineman Justin Polu (6-4, 300).

Otukolo reportedly had received scholarship offers from several schools, including Fresno State, Hawaii and Wyoming of the Mountain West. Rivals.com reported he visited Wyoming on Dec. 12.

Polu has received offers from Colorado State and Navy, among others, according to Rivals.

The other local player visiting is Canyon Springs defensive lineman Melvin Johnson (6-5, 270), who has committed to UNLV.

Also visiting this weekend are running back Xzaviar Campbell (5-11, 215) of Bellaire (Texas) High, who has committed, as well as early signees center Will Kreitler (6-0, 290) of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College and quarterback Kurt Palandech (6-2, 180) of Laney College in Oakland, Calif. Kreitler and Palandech will be able to go through spring practices.

The other two recruits visiting are safety Marcus Bruce (5-10, 200) of Bakersfield (Calif.) High and running back Lexington Thomas (5-9, 180) of Houston’s Aldine Davis High. Bruce made 120 tackles last season, including five for loss. He also rushed for 943 yards, averaging 8.3 per carry.

Signing day is Feb. 4. Commitments are nonbinding until players sign.

 

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