Prep football: Poway High’s Moreno commits to Nevada
(Editor’s note: This story was updated with quotes on Monday Aug. 13.)
By Michael Bower
Alec Moreno somehow escaped the media spotlight during the Poway High football team’s CIF San Diego Section Division I title run last year. But there was no way college scouts were going to miss the 6-foot, 2-inch 225-pound linebacker.
Moreno received offers from Arizona, Nevada, San Jose State, UNLV and Hawaii. On Sunday, the soon-to-be senior announced Nevada will be the college he will suit up for in the fall of 2013.
“Nevada definitely pursued me the most and I felt the most at home with the coaching staff,” Moreno said. “I felt a stronger connection there than with any of the other schools talking to me.”
Moreno, an All-CIF First Team Defense selection, is the second Poway player in the last year to commit to Nevada. Defensive end Brian Guendling, who graduated in 2012 from Poway as the single-season sacks record holder (15), is in his first season with the Wolf Pack.
“I am really excited because Alec is a great friend of mine and was a great teammate in high school,” Guendling said. “He is a great player and he just made the Wolf Pack better.”
Moreno had 52 tackles and eight sacks last year for the Titans. He had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown at tight end. But somehow the offers were slow to come in, the first didn’t come until April.
“It was definitely a long process, especially the waiting,” Moreno said.
Nevada, a Division I program, will compete for the first time in the Mountain West Conference this season. Moreno is the second Titans player this preseason to commit to a Division I college (cornerback Derek Babiash to Arizona).
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