UNLV's defensive line has a number of newcomers who will look to help the Rebels this fall.
UNLV: A big but supremely athletic player who played on both sides of the ball for traditional island powerhouse Kahuku ... Adds size to the defensive line for the Rebels ... Listed as the starter at one DT spot heading into the fall ... Changed uniform numbers from 92 to 42 in time for this season ... One of two signees in 2015 from Hawai`i as he joined prep teammate Soli Afalava at UNLV ... Ranked a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Scout ... Listed as the No. 98 DT in the nation and No. 12 prospect in his state by 247Sports ... First name is pronounced "SAH-la-NO-ah AH-lo."
2015: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games along the D-line ... Finished with six total tackles and added a pass breakup.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate and three-year letterwinner at Kahuku HS under coach Lee Leslie ... Led the Red Raiders to a 9-3 record as a senior ... Named the OIA Defensive Player of the Year and earned the Iron Man Award, given to the best two-way player in the state ... Named to the OIA All-Star Red team ... Led the Red Raiders with 536 rushing yards and anchored a defense that allowed only 13.4 points and 181 yards per game.
PERSONAL: Salanoa-Alo Jeremy Aofaga Wily was born Jan. 14, 1997, in Laie, HI ... The son of Aofaga and Kim Wily ... Has not declared a major.