Recruiting: Aztecs spring into action for local prospects


With four former Silver State products already dotting its roster last season, the San Diego State Aztecs appear poised to make a big haul of Las Vegas area talent in 2015, already targeting at least six of the area’s top prospects.

Aztecs coach Rocky Long and his staff are putting on a full court press during the spring evaluation in hopes of establishing a southern Nevada pipeline.

Two local prospects, Liberty defensive end Noah Jefferson and Mojave running back Ty Flanagan, have already been offered by the Aztecs in recent weeks. Two Green Valley Gators, quarterback Christian Lopez and cornerback Albert Lake, are also high on the Aztecs board, earning multiple school visits from assistant head coach Jeff Horton.

Canyon Springs defensive tackle Melvin Johnson and Centennial free safety Samuel Liaga are also receiving strong interest from the Aztecs.

Oddly, all six players say they have received little or no interest yet from their hometown school, UNLV.

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