Rebels pick up two more commitments

UNLV had just four recruits on campus this weekend including early linebacker Travis Trickey of Round Valley High School in Springerville, Ariz., one of Mike Sanford's first commits for the Class of 2008. The Rebels added two more commitments, including an offensive lineman that earned three stars from Scout.com.

Offensive guard Sean Tesoro (6-3, 295, 5.1) of Baldwin High on the island of Maui committed to the Rebels over Hawaii, which offered him a grayshirt scholarship. Tesoro was rated the No. 28 prospect in the Pacific Northwest by Scout.com after an impressive showing at the Hawaii Speed and Quickness Combine.

"The coaches are so genuine and you fell like they care about you," Tesoro, who was recruited by offensive line coach Keith Uperesa, said when asked why he picked the Rebels. "I just felt comfortable here and I liked it."

The fact that Las Vegas has a large Polynesian population numbering over 40,000 also didn't hurt.

"There are a local people and local food here," Tesoro said. "The weather is pretty good and not too cold."

Tesoro, who bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times at a combine, said he expects to play either guard or center for the Rebels.

UNLV also landed local star Chris Jones (6-2, 185, 4.5) from Shadow Ridge High School in North Las Vegas.

Jones is the son of the late Kirk Jones, who is the third leading rusher in school history with 2,656 yards (1983-86). He played quarterback in high school but will likely play safety for the Rebels. He is rated two stars by Scout.com.


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