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PREP FOOTBALL RECRUITING:

Del Sol linebacker accepts walk-on role at UNLV

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Dragons fullback Jon Kirschbaum takes the ball up field for a big gain against Palo Verde during a game at Del Sol High School on Sept. 12.

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Del Sol senior linebacker Jon Kirschbaum will continue his football career at UNLV next fall.

The senior, who also had offers from Southern Utah and other smaller schools, will be a preferred walk-on with UNLV.

"I'm excited to contribute however I can and work my way in," Kirschbaum said. "People think it's all about going to a big name school but I realize it's not about where you go; it's about where you get the opportunity to play. I want to play football and I think UNLV will give me that opportunity."

Kirschbaum, also a fullback, rushed for seven touchdowns and 899 yards in 2008.

"I think Jon can bring a lot of potential to UNLV and should be able to instantly contribute on special teams," Del Sol coach Preston Goroff said. "He's about a year away physically from being able to compete at the college level but in a year or so he can be a great addition on defense."

Kirschbaum is not the first from the Henderson-based Southeast Division to accept UNLV's preferred walk-on offer. Green Valley High quarterback Nick Libonati, who verbally committed last week, will also be a preferred walk-on.

Jared Harmon can be reached at 990-8922 or jared.harmon@hbcpub.com.

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