Dave Rice has made an immediate impact at UNLV, but he picked up his biggest get on the recruiting trail on Thursday.
Katin Reinhardt, a 6-foot-4 guard from Mater Dei (Calif.), committed to the Runnin’ Rebels. Reinhardt is ranked No. 36 in the updated CBSSports.com Top 100.
Since decommitting from USC in May, Reinhardt picked up offers from Arizona, Baylor, Arizona State, Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Colorado, with interest coming from schools including St. John’s, Texas, West Virginia, Kentucky and Syracuse.
“It’s a great choice,” Ernie Reinhardt told Evan Daniels of Scout.com. “It’s a great opportunity. He’s really excited about the coaching staff and what they are trying to do here.”
Reinhardt boosted his stock – and his recruitment – with his impressive play in June and July. He is no longer just a 3-point shooter, showing an ability to handle the ball effectively and facilitate the offense for teammates.
“I’m working on all aspects of my game,” Reinhardt told me in June. “I’m just trying to get better, playing really well on the defensive end.”
This is a monster get for Rice, who has already picked up commitments from 2013 prospect Christian Wood and senior DaQuan Cook since taking over for Lon Kruger in the spring.