In a football season sure to be highlighted by offensive and defensive linemen, Liberty junior Ethan Dedeaux stands out as one of Southern Nevada’s top returning playmakers.
Coronado High School offensive lineman Donovan Outlaw committed to play football at UNLV. He will be a member of the Rebels” 2016 recruiting class.
After a record-breaking career at Bishop Gorman, punter and place-kicker Gage Wilson is headed for Lehigh. Wilson started a charity last year that raised money for diabetes research every time he made a kick and hopes to continue fighting the disease during his college career.
Centennial”s Jake Portaro fought through injuries as a sophomore and junior. The senior middle infielder has become one of the top hitters in the Division I Sunset Region and recently signed a letter of intent with Utah.
Findlay Prep boys basketball player Derryck Thornton made an oral commitment to Duke on Tuesday and will reclassify to the class of 2015.
Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman has chosen to continue his basketball career at UNLV. Zimmerman announced his decision on Twitter earlier tonight.
Bishop Gorman High School”s Chase Maddux, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux, signed a letter of intent with UNLV on Wednesday, capping his journey from an undersized, seldom-used pitcher to Division I prospect.
The spring signing period opens Wednesday with several Southern Nevada athletes expected to sign letters of intent. Agassi Prep”s Deishuan Booker will not be one of them. The 6-foot-2-inch point guard will try to earn a Division I scholarship offer before the signing period ends May 20.
Grant Dressler, who helped Palo Verde’s boys basketball team to a berth in the Division I state final, made an oral commitment to Sacramento State on Saturday.
Nick Blair could have played on the travel basketball circuit this spring and tried to earn a scholarship offer from a high-major school.
Grant Dressler went from being a role player as a junior to the Panthers” leading scorer this past season, and the 6-foot-7-inch late bloomer now is in line to continue his playing career at the next level. He is being recruited by Sacramento State, American, Eastern Washington and Maine.
Patrick Savoy didn”t receive any scholarship offers after completing an all-state senior season with Las Vegas High. But the 6-foot-4-inch shooting guard hopes that will change this spring when he plays with Dream Vision AAU on the travel basketball circuit.
Now that UNLV men’s basketball coach Dave Rice officially has been retained for his fifth season, he and his staff can start planning for the future.
Zach Collins has been overshadowed by his older, more recognizable teammates on the Bishop Gorman boys basketball team.