The UTEP football team received its 14th official verbal commitment today, adding Baltimore's (Dunbar HS) Ernest Hawkins to the 2012 class. The 6'0 215 lb OLB was an ESPN 2 Star Athlete, and ranked 150th best OLB in the country. Hawkins will be playing alongside high school teammate Terrence Williams, a 5'10 170 lb ATH, who also gave the Miners a verbal commitment earlier in the recruiting period. Also, Salt Lake Tribune blog writer Tony Jones is reporting that Paul Franklin, a 6'0 206 lb RB out of Dallas, TX will not be a Utah State Aggie next year. Franklin had committed just days ago, but apparently the USU coaching staff didn't appreciate the fact that he had "entertained a home visit from UTEP" on Monday. If Franklin will not be an Aggie, he may turn out to be a nice late pick up for the Miners. While not given a star grading or position rank by ESPN, they do say he is a speedy "sleeper" back who has gone under the radar. At 6'0 206 lb, with 4.4 speed, he's got some serious potential.