BERKELEY, Calif. -- TMP Elite may not have had jumbo pass catcher Josh Falo during its 7on practice session at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday against fellow Bay Area 7on stalwart Kenion Training, but they did have 6-foot-3, 230-pound Giovanni Fauolo, who scored his first scholarship offer on Thursday from UNLV.
“I’ve visited, talked to all their coaches and met the whole coaching staff – it’s a great coaching staff over there,” said Fauolo. “I went there after the Vegas [Pylon Elite] tournament over spring break.”
Fauolo, clearly, is very enamored with the new Runnin’ Rebels coaching staff, which came in this December, led by head coach Tony Sanchez.
“It’s a great facility, and they’ve got new staff coming in, so it should be a new era over there,” Fauolo said.
UNLV isn’t the only school sniffing around, though.
“Pretty much the whole Mountain West, I talk to all of them,” Fauolo said. “I’ve talked to Colorado, Sacramento State, UC Davis, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington.”
Last season, Fauolo only hauled in 14 passes for 166 yards for Oakley (Calif.) Freedom, but he showed on Saturday that he has soft hands, good leaping ability for a player his size and sound technique, high-pointing several balls in the back of the end zone from 2017 Napa (Calif.) Justin Siena quarterback Aidan Willard.