Football Adds Fifth Midyear Signee
Jan. 10, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV football has added a fifth midyear junior-college player as head coach Bobby Hauck on Thursday announced the signing of defensive lineman Pingi Moli (pronounced "PIN-nee MOE-lee").
Having signed a national letter of intent to be eligible to play for UNLV in 2013, Moli (6-4, 265, JR-TR) spent the last two seasons at Mt. San Antonio College, which is located in Walnut, Calif.
He joins four other signees -- including two other defensive linemen -- in UNLV's midyear class that were announced in December. They are expected to enroll at the school later this month and go through spring practice with the Rebels starting March 4.
"Having Pingi here for the spring will be a great help," Hauck said. "We expect him to immediately add experience and maturity to our defensive line. Last year, we lost three of our top five defensive linemen before the season began so we're going to ensure that doesn't happen again."
A graduate of Granger High School in West Valley, Utah, Moli is the second player out of Mt. SAC to sign with the Rebels as he played alongside fellow-midyear Asten Koki on the Mounties' defensive line. Moli finished with 22 total tackles, including three sacks for a loss of 18 yards, and a fumble recovery last season as head coach Bob Jastrab's team went 11-1 overall and swept the Central Conference of the Southern California Football Association.