Street and Smith - listed Jordan as one of the top recruits in the country - 50 top players. Murray is already on the lists of most recruiting services also was part of the larger list of players mentioned. Top Junior to be was DeAngelo Jones of Foothill. When you think about it, Nevada has been great running back territory. Problem has been getting the backs eligible to play in college. Murray and Jordan will have no problem with this.
Speaking of Jordan, the rumors still persist about him leaving Las Vegas and heading to Shadow Ridge. His family has moved into that area of town and with traffic getting to Las Vegas Jordan would have a long commute his Senior year. The stories about an issue with the Coaching Staff at Vegas appear to be false. It is a matter of the distance. Jordan's younger brother is going to play at Shadow this season. This decision is soon to come about if Jordan will also make the move. Odds are he is staying put.
Kyle Seevers of Lincoln County has one of the hard luck stories that we have heard in a long time. For a town with so few players that even get seen by a major university, Seevers was given a scholarship offer by Nebraska after seeing his film of his Junior Year. The action of the Huskers got everyone else on board and in the end, Seevers decided to sign with Boise. One thing, he was injured his Senior year with a seperated shoulder and torn labrum. The injury forced him to have to consider a Gray shirt year at Boise, where he would need to pay his way to go to school until he could resume playing the following Fall. Seevers could not afford to do this financially and chose to head to UNR and will start school under the millenium scholarship plan. He talks about walking on somewhere in the future. Considering that McQueen Star, Jeff Rowe will be a Junior this year, his timing might be really good for Chris Ault. For once the long time Coach beat Boise, if he can manage to get Seevers on the field. We wish Kyle luck
Oregon State will start 2 Southern Nevada Players on defense at the start of camp in August with Jeff Van Orsow of Foothill and Gerald Lawson of Palo Verde slotted for positions. Van Orsow sat behind All Pac 10 lineman Bill Swancutt last year and was impressive when he got on the field. Oregon State schedule looks rough with road games in Boise and Louisville in the first 3 weeks of the season.
Up the road in Eugene, Western star Tim Day, looks to be the pre season favorite at all conference tight end for the Ducks of Oregon. Day played really well last year for a Ducks squad that could not get consistant play at QB.
James Sims of Valley is back his Senior year at Fullback at Washington. He is first team headed into the August camp. He was playing in the secondary his first 3 seasons and switched to FB mid year after Washington lost their first two deep. Sims was solid in the final two games of the year.
Boise has both Quintin Jones of GV and the Cavender twins of Elko in starting spots this year.
UNLV is listing Leon Moore as the only local starting heading into the August camp. Expect Torrie Coleman to get an awful long look at RB with injury riddled Ja Ja Riley trying to return and Erik Jackson still unpredictable.
Jeff Rowe starts at QB for Nevada and JJ Milan of Wooster will move to outside Linebacker in a real interesting position swap for the Senior to be. Brett Jaekel will be kicking for the Pack wearing #99 at the moment. Bonanza fans be proud.
Adidas Big Time information is around the corner. For information go to the website http://www.visionsports.com/TME/2005/tme05.html. Games will be played at Durango from JUly 22- 25.Parts of this event and other Summer hoop events going on that week in Vegas will be on TV on CSTV from the Thomas and Mack - so get to the games at the schools so you can see them up close.