UTEP received its first verbal commitment of 2015 in Mesquite, TX cornerback Jarius Hall who was shown interest by a couple of Big 12 schools including Texas.
UTEP has offers, and shown interest in more than 30 guys I could find, with I'm sure more coming in the next few months.
Interesting to note that a trend every year looks to be lineman on both fronts, and defensive backs, running backs will also be a trend though a crowded 2014 class in the backfield shows UTEP is focusing on deepening both fronts, and continuing to bring in hybrid defensive backs for added depth for five secondary positions.
There will be a need of some receivers and quarterbacks in the next coming classes as well, big time playmaker Emanuel Gant at gunslinger, and playmakers at receiver Xavier Castille, and Patrick Onyiah is a dream trio of prospects for UTEP as those kids are the highlights of this list on offense.
Here is what I was able to dig up, each guy listed either has a offer, or shown serious interest.
Players highlighted have links to their highlights, composite rating based on websites, and what I think they should be ranked.
Kolby Drew, 6'6, 280 lbs, San Marcos, CA, JUCO, 3**
Caleb Porter-JUCO, 6'0, 230 lbs, Costa Mesa, CA, 2**.
Just got off the phone with coach Higgins ! Talkin about some good things ! #Utep— Dwayne Scott (@DCrinack) June 10, 2014
2015 DE Cole Delgado attending camp at UTEP this weekend. Had 27 tackles with 3 TFL in 2013 in his first year at Pinnacle.— Pinnacle Football (@GoBigBlue_PHS) June 9, 2014
Lincoln (Tacoma, Wash.) DB Dehonta Hayes has been offered by UTEP. This is offer #4 to go with Navy, Eastern Washington and Montana.— Ryland Spencer™ (@RylandNEI) June 8, 2014
Unofficial at UTEP pic.twitter.com/tizSJHVkC3— E.Gant (@EmanuelGant10) June 8, 2014
About to take my unofficial visit to UTEP!— Abram Cook (@94Coo) June 8, 2014