Quarterback John Alaimo and running back Al Roberson, teammates on the Hoover High football team that went 8-2 but was denied a Southern Section playoff berth for using a player who was academically ineligible, have signed letters of intent to attend Nevada Reno.
Alaimo considered Colorado and South Carolina before deciding on Reno.
"We're real excited about getting those two guys," Wolfpack assistant coach Mike Bradeson said Tuesday. "We were hoping to get some skilled kids out of California."
Alaimo and Roberson were selected for The Times All-Glendale Area Football Team last fall.
Alaimo, a 6-2, 170-pound senior who also starts in basketball and baseball at Hoover, was named back of the year on The Times All-Glendale team. He passed for 1,066 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 452 yards and six touchdowns out of the Tornadoes wishbone.
A three-year starter at defensive back, Alaimo set a school record for career interceptions with 22. He had seven in 1985.