February 7, 2007
Horton makes it official
Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame free safety Shane Horton has signed with UNLV, confirmed his mother, Julie Gentlemen. The Rebels beat out Pac-10 schools Washington and UCLA for the services of the multitalented athlete.
"UNLV is where he is going," she said. "He would have gone to Washington to play quarterback, but they wanted to grayshirt him, and Shane wants to play right away."
Other schools that offered Horton a scholarship included Wyoming, Ohio and Utah State. He received interest from Oregon as well.
"UCLA offered," said Gentlemen. "But they hadn't really shown a lot of interest lately."
One of the reasons Horton chose UNLV was the state of the program, said his mother.
"Shane really wants to be a part of the rebuilding process at UNLV," she said.
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