UNLV opens the 2015 season on the road against NIU.
UNLV: A highly recruited speed merchant in the secondary ... Listed No. 2 at one CB spot heading into his sophomore season ... One of four signees out of Texas in the 2015 recruiting class ... Last name is pronounced "MOO-ton" ... A product of the same high school that produced Rebel assistant coach Cedric Cormier and former program greats Tim Cornett and Devante Davis.
2015: Played as a true freshman and earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 10 games, including starting five of those at nickelback ... Finished with 21 total tackles and two pass breakups ... Opened his collegiate career with a season-high six tackles at NIU in Game One.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate and three-year letterwinner at North Shore HS under coach Jon Kay ... A two-time first team all-district honoree ... Helped the Mustangs to an 8-5 record as a senior ... Made 43 receptions for 567 yards and six touchdowns ... Played on defense as a junior and helped the team to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the third round of the playoffs ... Also participated with the track team.
PERSONAL: Darius Deshawn Mouton was born Feb. 17, 1997, in Houston ... The son of Shirlonda Mouton ... Has four sisters: Amanda, Lekeisha, Jameika and Aliyah ... Has not declared a major.