When Bobby Hauck was hired as UNLV’s football coach in December 2009, he had little more than a month before National Signing Day to put together a recruiting class. Following a 2-11 season, Hauck is hoping a full year of recruiting will lead to better results on the field.
The Rebels are expected to land Casa Grande (Petaluma, Calif.) High School quarterback Nick Sherry on Feb. 2, the first day recruits can sign a letter of intent. Sherry originally committed to the University of Colorado but had his scholarship offer withdrawn after the Buffaloes made a coaching change.
Rivals.com rates the 6-foot-5-inch, 210-pound Sherry as a three-star (out of five) prospect, and Scout.com ranks him as the nation’s No. 102 quarterback. He passed for 2,623 yards and 25 touchdowns with six interceptions last season, leading the Gauchos to an 11-2 record.
The Rebels have already received a commitment from Saddleback College (Calif.) QB Sean Reilly (6-5, 220) in an effort to replace Omar Clayton, who finished his UNLV career second all time in passing yards and touchdowns.
Other potential top signees are receiver Devonte Davis (Galena Park, Texas) and cornerback Fred Wilson (Bakersfield, Calif.).