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UTEP Football: Recruiting Update

National Signing Day is a couple of weeks away, we take a look at who is in, and who all could be in the mix.

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On February 5th, Sean Kugler will announce his first full season time tabled recruitng class of coaching career.
Thanks to Miner Illustrated, sources, and digging we bring you a updated list of who maybe in the Orange and Blue, and who Kugler and Co. are after.
The dead period ended last week, leading to a number of visits this past weekend and next.
We all know the Miners were short handed on defense, leading to a possible influx of defensive lineman and linebackers.
Nothing is official until signing day, but here is the outlook.

Mookie Carlile, DB, 6'1 190, Stephenville, TX, HS
Justen Tatum, LB, 6'0 224, Dallas, TX, HS
Sterling Napier, TE, 6'2 215, Rio Rancho, NM, HS
Sloan Spiller, TE, 6'1 230, Katy, TX, HS
Adrian Hynson, DB, 5'11, 180, Corpus Christi, TX, HS
Alex Villareal, DT 6'4 300, Hidalgo, TX, JUCO
Augie Touris, TE, 6'4 230, Buffalo, NY, HS, Had visit this past weekend
Jimmy Musgrave, LB, 6'1 220, Victorville, CA, JUCO
Nik Needham, DB, 6'0 185, Buena Park, CA, HS, Offers from Fresno State, Nebraska, Oklahoma,
Chris Jones, OL, 6'2 283, Corsicana, TX, HS
Treyvon Hughes, RB,6'0 207, Dallas, TX, HS
Big time pickup by Kugler with Hughes, ran for 11 touchdowns, and is very under-rated, though ESPN has his him as 3-star.
Damian Walker, LB/FB, 5'11 225, Arlington, TX, HS, Don't think he is on a scholly for next year, will red-shirt, heard he is on academic scholarship.
A'lencio Graham, WR, 6'1 180, Loganville, GA, HS
Art Gomez, OT, 6'5, 275 Downey, CA, HS
Kendrick Igbinoba, RB, 6'2 228 Richardson, TX, HS
Troy Kowalksi, OT, 6'5 260 , Glendale, AZ, HS
Joseph Kramer, 6'4 245, DE/LB, Keeting, OH, HS, Visit Jan 17th
Eddie Sinegal, WR, 6'4 190, El Paso, TX, HS, Visit Jan 24th
Luke Elsner, DE, 6'4 200, Seymour, WI, HS
Tristan Hill, OL, 6'5 287, Mustang, OK
Aoese Oto, DB/ATH, 5'10 195, Oxnard, CA, HA
Desmond Branch, DE, 6'3, 245, Rio Rancho, NM, HS, Offers from Michigan, Missouri, and Arizona State, UTEP is a top choice.
Jarek Black, RB, 5'11 200, Shallowater, TX, HS
Marcus Griffin, DT, 6'3 285, Bellevue, WA, HS, Four star by Rivals, offers from Notre Dame, Washington, Arizona.
Lay'trion Jones, DT, 6'3 285, Garland, TX, HS, Visit Jan 31st
Michael Hughes, DT, 6'2 280, Las Vegas, NV, HS
Tre Thomas, LB, 6'3 200, Aurora, CO, HS
Tristan Butcher, LB, 6'2 230, Coweta, OK, HS, Kid is a stud, very under-rated could be a huge pickup for the future, UTSA is also after him.
Garrett Davis, DB, 6'0 182, Red Oak, TX, HS, Offers from North Texas, LA Tech
Darrion Johnson, DB, 5'11 170, Brenham, TX, HS, Has offer from Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois.
Louis Vecchio, DE, 6'4 240, Villa Park, CA, HS
Bobby Limon, OL, 6'2 308, Port Lavaca, TX, HS
Dominique Barnett, ATH, 6'1 175, Alief, TX, HS
Jason Fao, DT, 6'1 265, Long Beach, CA, HS
Malik Hutchings, LB, 6'4 230, Antoich, CA, HS
Manoah Pearson, LB, 6'0 225, Carson, CA, HS
Jordan Schlueter, DB, 6'2 185, Scottsdale, AZ, HS, 4.6 40-yard dash.
Raymond Lyles, ATH, 5'8 174, Beltsville, MD, HS
Ishmael Betancourt, OL, 6'5 280, Buckeye, AZ, HS.

2015 Offers
Kugler went local with two offers for 2015. Q Drennen is wide receiver from El Paso Americas who caught 50 balls for 888 yards last season. Also picking up a 2015 offer is Del Valle quarterback Steven Montez. He is 6'5 and a rising start, he has been a starter since he was a sophomore.
In other news, defensive lineman Corin Brooks will transfer to Tarleton State, he switched from the offensive line last spring, and did not see action this past fall.