January 31, 2007

Chandler picks the Rebels

UNLV has received another solid verbal commitment, this time from Los Angeles' Birmingham High School cornerback Will Chandler. The Rebel football program beat out an offer from Nevada and interest from Idaho for the services of the young defender.

"Las Vegas was no shock to me," said Chandler. "I've been there a bunch and have a lot of friends in the area."

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Chandler is also a kick returner and has played wide receiver.

"I think I'm a pretty good athlete," he said.

With a 4.58 in the 40 and a 29-inch vertical leap, the Californian feels like he can play with anyone - and according to Chandler, the UNLV coaching staff feels the same way.

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