2016 UNLV Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 UNLV Recruiting Class: UNLV is trying to become a player in the Mountain West, and this class should help in the near future with quality on defense and quantity on offense.

    February 1, 2016


    2016 UNLV Recruiting Class: UNLV is trying to become a player in the Mountain West, and this class should help in the near future with quality on defense and quantity on offense.


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    2016 UNLV Football Recruiting Class Overview

    Head coach Tony Sanchez got his first full recruiting cycle to work, and he did a nice job with a few excellent prospects for a defense that needs more of an upgrade, and with just enough JUCO fill-ins to provide a few position battles whit offseason. There’s a little something for everything with this class.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Wide Receiver – The JUCO transfers need to play big roles early on at tight end and quarterback – Johnny Stanton will get a long look – as the program continues to try to build up in a hurry, but the future key parts to the Sanchez offense are at receiver with the duo of Andre Collins and C.J. Harris two big targets with tremendous upside. Both were in the mix for a few other Mountain West schools – and got some looks from the big boys – but in time they need to be the focus of the attack.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    The Edison High teammates. Plucked out of Fresno, UNLV got LB David Tate and DT Leevel Tatum to be the key parts of the defensive down the line. The 6-2, 215-pound Tate was wanted by Colorado and was looked at by Oregon, UCLA and USC, while the 6-2, 270-pound Tatum was wanted by just about everyone in the Mountain West and got plenty of interest from the Pac-12.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    Safety. The overall talent level has to be built up, but it’s a veteran offense returning and the defensive front seven gets back most of the key options and best backups, but the secondary needs the biggest look with safeties Peni Vea and Blake Richmond both gone along with backup Kenny Keys. JUCO transfer Robert Jackson will get every opportunity to step in.

    2016 UNLV Football Recruiting Class

    Matt Brayton OL 6-3 300 FR-HS Monrovia, CA Bishop Amat HS
    Jaron Caldwell OL 6-4 315 FR-HS Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman HS
    Andre Collins Jr. WR 6-4 200 FR-HS Hacienda Heights, CA Mater Dei HS
    Tykenzie Daniels DB 5-10 185 FR-HS Richmond, TX Foster HS
    Giovanni Fauolo TE 6-2 250 FR-HS Oakley, CA Freedom HS
    Julio Garcia II OL 6-3 325 FR-HS Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman HS
    Toa Iafeta DL 6-4 270 FR-HS San Jose, CA Milipitas HS
    Rodney Jones DL 6-4 240 FR-HS Stockton, CA Lincoln HS
    Donovan Outlaw OL 6-3 290 FR-HS Henderson, NV Coronado HS
    Armani Rogers QB 6-5 210 FR-HS Los Angeles, CA Hamilton HS
    Mekhi Stevenson WR 6-0 180 FR-HS Lemon Grove, CA Helix HS
    David Tate Jr. LB 6-2 220 FR-HS Fresno, CA Edison HS
    Leevel Tatum III DL 6-0 270 FR-HS Fresno, CA Edison HS
    Elijah Trosclair WR 6-2 185 FR-HS Sacramento, CA Sacramento HS
    Charles Williams RB 5-10 175 FR-HS Fresno, CA Bullard HS

    JUCO TRANSFERS
    Michael Adams DB 6-2 210 JR-TR Bay Point, CA Laney College
    Michael Chevalier OL 6-3 300 JR-TR San Diego, CA San Diego Mesa College
    Tim Holt TE 6-2 230 JR-TR Yorba Linda, CA Fullerton College
    Robert Jackson DB 6-2 200 JR-TR Fort Myers, FL College of the Sequoias
    Trevor Kanteman TE 6-4 240 JR-TR Woodland Hills, CA LA Pierce College
    Brian Keyes LB 6-1 245 JR-TR Surprise, AZ Scottsdale CC
    Johnny Stanton QB 6-2 235 JR-TR R.S. Margarita, CA Saddleback College

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