UNLV's only signee for the 2011 class, Grandy Glaze, has requested a release from his letter of intent so that he can re-open his recruitment. Head Coach Dave Rice is expected to grant the request. Glaze was a 6-6 Power Forward coming out of a prep school in Massachusetts and had taken advantage of the early signing period to sign with the Runnin' Rebels.
Glaze's main reason for signing so early in the process was that he had made such a good relationship with former UNLV assistant coach Greg Grensing. With Grensing now gone and him not knowing any one from UNLV's staff, it wasn't exactly the product that Glaze had originally committed to.
He did say that he is still looking at UNLV as a possible option, but wanted to make sure that he got a fair chance to try out different schools. Among those schools will be Oklahoma, who Grensing left UNLV to coach at. The Sooners have a depleted roster for next season and I'm sure that new head coach Lon Kruger would love to bring him on board.
With Glaze coming off the board, UNLV now has two scholarships to work with for the upcoming recruiting class. As the Las Vegas Sun points out, Bryce Jones should remain the top target.
The top target remains USC transfer Bryce Jones, a 6-foot-5 freshman guard who is likely to make a decision between UNLV, San Diego State and Gonzaga next week following this weekend's official visit to Spokane, Wash. Two other potential transfer targets for UNLV are Utah freshman swingman J.J. O'Brien and Kansas freshman guard Royce Wooldridge.
UNLV could also carry over the scholarship to next season if they decide that this wouldn't be the right time to use it.
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