Gonna be a busy day, but I wanted to pass on some quick recruiting hits. Again, Gerry Hamilton has come through in the clutch with some new key UTEP recruiting information. Remember it was Hamilton that first reported that UTEP offered Trey Brown, Mike Mustafa, LeShundrick Morrison, Marquel Bryant, Michael Moore, and Lovett Gibson. For more on those offers, click here. Now, Hamilton is reporting that UTEP has offered two new prospects and is showing interest in another.
1. Rodney Young (OLB, Spring, TX, Dekaney)
Hamilton first reports that UTEP has offered the 6'2, 200 lb outside linebacker from Spring, TX. According to Rivals, Young has also received an offer from Northwestern and UT-San Antonio.
2. Michael Mudoh (DB, Fort Bend, Bush)
Mudoh, a 5'10, 175 lb cornerback/safety has offers from Colorado State and Baylor. Scout has a nice article on him, but it's subscription only ($) and Scout rates him a 2 star prospect.. Here are some images of him.
3. Fred Ngwu (WR/DB, West Mesquite)
The 6'2, 185 pound wide receiver is also getting interest from Rice and Louisiana Tech. Hamilton does not report that UTEP has offered Ngwu, but he does note that the Miners are showing interest. Ngwu, out of West Mesquite, is part of a prolific receiving trio out there. His teammate at wide receiver, Gary Owens, is getting recruited by Tulsa among others.
4. Jake Brooks (DB, Abilene, TX):
Scout, not Hamilton, is reporting that UTEP is showing interest in the speedy defensive back prospect out of Abilene HIgh.
5. Stevie Joe Dorman (Quarterback, San Antonio, Somerset)
Hamilton also reported a few weeks back that UTEP is interested in Dorman, a 6'3, 190 lb,. quarterback. Dorman attended UTEP's Austin satellite camp and is also getting interest from Colorado State and Houston. Last season, Dorman passed for over 2,800 yards and had 28 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions. He completed 60% of his passes. Quarterbacking is in his blood- Dorman is the part of the Detmer (Ty, Koy, etc.) clan- he's Koy's nephew. Inside Texas placed him on their 2011 Watch List.
Scout offers this insight:
A polished recruit who looks the part of a future NFL quarterback because of his great size, 6-4 210. He has a great touch on short and medium passes and throws a catchable deep ball. Throws almost over the top in a calm demeanor with a big arc on the ball. Does a good job on play-fake also drawing the defensive backs in. Great upside, he could start for quite a few teams as a freshman if needed
6. Jacob Hillyer (TE/H-Back, San Antonio, Somerset)
Hillyer, Dorman's #1 target sounds like an interesting prospect. Hamilton notes:
Hillyer, who caught more than 70 passes for over 1,000-yards last season, is close to being offered by Colorado State along with interest from UTEP and Houston among others. Hillyer is 6-foot-3, 195-pounds.