There have been rumors flying about this for weeks, but now it's official. Linebacker Brandon Durant from Copperas Cove, TX has decommitted from UTEP and committed to the Missouri Tigers. Durant was perhaps the highest rated of all of UTEP's incoming class as he was rated as the 71st best overall prospect in the state of Texas. This has to worry coach Mike Price. As UTEP's season is fading away, will other programs pluck away the top of his 2011 class?
In The Dig: There's a new Donald Buckram watch, great recruiting notes, we catch up with Derrick Caracter, conference realignment is starting to wake up yet again, and of course, all the New Mexico links and notes you need or want.
The Shiver has a video up that gives Miner fans their first glimpses of our newest guard DeShun Watkins. He's every bit of 6'4 and can definitely handle the ball well... Oh, and in the tradition of Randy Culpepper he can dunk pretty well too.
Malcolm Moore, a 6'7" forward out of Tyler Junior College spoke with the Iowa Gazette again today. According to the report, Iowa, Marquette, Baylor, and UTEP are in his final four. He said that UTEP's Phil Johnson is recruiting him.
"I talked to them (UTEP), and the thing is they need players, they're losing players. I'd be able to go there and play right away," Moore told the Gazette.
More on Malcolm's game in the coming days, information on his style is scarce at this point, but there does seem to be genuine interest in him by Coach Floyd.
Malcolm Moore, a JC prospect out of Tyler JC reportedly has UTEP in his top 4 along with Iowa, Marquette, and Baylor. Martin is a 6-7, 225 pound forward prospect. The Rush will post any new updates on Moore as, or if, they become available. This is all just rumor at this point.