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UNLV Commit Christian Vital Opens Up Recruitment

Without signing a letter of intent, former UNLV recruit Christian Vital will open up his recruitment

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Yesterday UNLV experienced one of the pitfalls of having a program in flux.  Word came across from the Las Vegas Review Journal from writer Mark Anderson that former prep guard, Christian Vital, who had signed a scholarship letter to UNLV for the upcoming season has opened up his recruitment.

As Anderson reports, he did not sign a letter of intent which provides him the opportunity to take this action.  According to, he had received offers from other schools such as Dayton, Boston College, SMU, and VCU.  Considered a three star prospect, Vital would have provided another guard presence on a team already heavy on guard play.

However, his decision exemplifies the kinds of unpredictable issues that UNLV Basketball may face as they enter into a precarious off season.  Their lack of a stated head coach may cause some behind the scenes whispers and some significant decisions being made by players and their families.

The Rebel basketball program would do well to make a coaching decision soon since this, at least from the outside looking in, seems directly correlated to the unusual and ambiguous position UNLV is in right now.