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UNLV football recruiting: Rebels hosting eight recruits

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UNLV is hosting eight recruits this weekend.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The UNLV Rebels are hosting eight football recruits this weekend, and four of them are to be Rebels. Two have signed, two are verbally committed and the other four are interested.

The two early signees are center Will Kreitler out of Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College and quarterback Kurt Palandech from Laney College in Oakland, California.

Canyon Springs defensive lineman Melvin Johnson and offensive lineman and Bellaire, Texas, running back Xzaviar Campbell are the two high school players who have verbally committed to the Rebels.

A pair of local players who are not committed but visiting are Bishop Gorman High School linebacker Nela Otukolo and Silverado offensive lineman Justin Polu

Otukolo has offers from several Mountain West schools, including Fresno State, Hawaii and Wyoming.

Polu has received offers from Colorado State and Navy.

The other two recruits visiting are safety Marcus Bruce  of Bakersfield (California) High School and running back Lexington Thomas from Aldine Davis (Houston) High School.

Getting talent from Texas and California is a good start, but Tony Sanchez needs to keep the local talent in Nevada to stay home and play at UNLV.