The UNLV Rebels mean business. Tony Sanchez and his staff pulled off a big recruiting weekend, landing four commits from a diverse group of players. From a big, play-making receiver to a defensive tackle who moonlights as a running back, the Rebels grabbed themselves quite a haul.
Here's a look at the newest Rebels:
Jay'Onn Myles - CB - 5'8" - 175 lbs
Myles is a small, but gifted cornerback who could immediately step in and contribute for the Rebels. The Pierce College product possesses strong ball-hawking skills and is fluid in every single movement he makes, allowing him to stick with bigger or faster receivers. Rebels fans are going to love watching him glide around the field with an elegant ease. He could also have an impact in the return game, where his speed and agility only further benefit him.
Myles is rated as a three-star prospect from Rivals and 247sports while Scout has him listed as a two-star.
Salanoa-Alo Wily - DT - 6'0" - 275 lbs
Despite underwhelming size, Wily could make some noise at UNLV as a Swiss Army knife-type prospect. He played numerous positions at Kahuku High School (Kahuku, HI), turning in strong performances on the defensive line, offensive line, and even at tailback. It's difficult to say what type of role UNLV will have Wily play, but he's an intriguing guy to keep an eye on. There is a ton of talent and potential there if they find the right fit for him.
Wily drew a three-star rating from both Rivals and Scout, while 247sports gave him a two-star ranking.
Gabe McCoy - DE - 6'2" - 220 lbs
McCoy isn't getting a ton of love from recruiting databases, with Rivals' two-star ranking being his highest praise, but he's a quick, athletic end who could turn in to something at UNLV. If the Rebels plan to keep him on the line, he'll have a ton of bulking up to do at just 220 pounds, but you figure he'll have two or three years before he's really relied upon to contribute.
Javin White - WR - 6'3" - 195 lbs
White, a three-star prospect out of McClymonds (Oakland, CA), has a decent blend of size and strength. His ability to track the ball and adjust on the fly could have him looking at a potential red-zone target for the Rebels, where his lack of speed will be less damning. There are some moments of fluidity on his tape, but overall I think his route running will need a lot of work. If he doesn't work out at receiver, he could always switch to defensive back, where he also excelled in high school.