A few months removed from a wrenching 31-28 loss at Fresno State, UNLV won a recruiting battle with the Bulldogs for three-star quarterback Armani Rogers.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 210-pound Rogers — a former California recruiting commit from Los Angeles' Hamilton High School — orally committed to UNLV on Thursday after narrowing his college choices to UNLV and Fresno State.
"Proud to be a part of the Rebel family!!!!" Rogers posted on his Twitter account.
Rogers, who also had scholarship offers from Arizona State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Colorado State, is rated the nation's No. 24 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com.
He made his official visit to UNLV on Jan. 15 with 12 other high school seniors and was happy to see Rebels freshman defensive back Jericho Flowers, one of his wide receivers at Hamilton.
"That's one of my best friends," Rogers said Wednesday. "The visit went very well. I got a whole different perspective because I didn't have a chance to interact with other (UNLV) players before. I got to interact with the other recruits, and we all bonded real well. I had a good feeling."
Rogers, who committed to Cal in February and decommitted in October, also was impressed by UNLV's coaching staff.
"We all built a very good connection," he said. "I've been talking to them. They've been there since Day One, pretty much."
Rogers said he wants to try to play as a true freshman.
Los Angeles prep QB Rogers commits to UNLV
Las Vegas Review-Journal | Jan 30