UTEP recruiting insider Angel Luna confirmed to MinerRush that 6'4 300 lb JUCO defensive lineman Demarcus Womack has verbally committed to UTEP. He will have two years of eligibility with the Miners.
Womack is originally from Orlando, Florida, and has been starring for Globe Institute of Technology in New York at the NJCAA level the past two seasons.
He was second on the team in tackles this season appearing in six games, he piled up a team high eight tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Three times this season Womack had seven tackles or better in a game, including three TFL's and nine total tackles against Navy Prep where their defense held them to just 2.7 yards per play in that tilt.
I would guess Womack will fight right away for the rotation spot left open by graduating senior defensive tackle Maurice Chavis.
Looking at his film, he has a great knack of blowing off the ball by his blocker right off the snap from a three technique. I feel he is also very versatile, showing the athleticism to use different speed, and finesse techniques to find his way into the backfield, and also has the sheer strength to create a cog when double teamed or engaged one-on-one.
One correctable knock is for his tall stature his pad level is a bit high in some clips, but there is no denying the value he can provide in certain packages next season.
Another under the radar defensive line commitment for Sean Kugler, size, speed, and strength is what Womack brings, and he could become a depth chart regular along the defensive line next season.
Womack will enroll in June, and is set for an official visit on January 16th.
Overall another signing that may not seem like much today, but the kid has the raw skills to create problems in certain packages, defensive line schemes, adding to the cupboard of an improving, and young current defensive line.
Coach Kugler stated on his radio show Wednesday that UTEP has 16 available scholarships, with 10 commitments.
Stay tuned for more football recruiting news tomorrow.