October 2, 2007

Hawkins becomes first to commit for 2009

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels haven't quite finalized their current 2008 recruiting class yet but that didn't stop head coach Lon Kruger from getting an early jump on the 2009 class.

Woodland Hills (CA) Taft High School's Justin Hawkins gave the Rebels a verbal commitment over the weekend, grabbing the first of five potential scholarships that UNLV will be able to offer in the 2009 class.

Hawkins, a 6-3 combo guard, appears to be the perfect fit for Kruger and the rising Mountain West program. He says the feeling is mutual.

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