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UTEP Football: JUCO WR Elliott Oldham Signs With UTEP

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The mid-season JUCO transfer signing period opened Wednesday, and one UTEP commit says he sent in his NLI Wednesday night.

Elliott Oldham a 6'4 JUCO receiver from Minnesota Tweeted out to UTEP recruiting insider last night Angel Luna that he has signed in his LOI to UTEP.

Oldham committed to UTEP back in October, and was also being looked at by Indiana and Illinois.

To have Oldham enroll early is a huge plus for his chances to be on top of a wide open depth chart at receiver next year, and work with another position battled spot throughout the off-season at quarterback.  Not only that, but I really feel he could become a serious threat for Ian Hamilton like production almost immediately.

He will have two years of eligibility left, and was Minnesota West Community College's leading receiver this season with 498 yards, on 35 receptions, adding five touchdowns.

The overall team offensive numbers show he was victim of poor quarterback play this past season at Minnesota West, but was the main focal point in the passing game averaging 15 yards a catch.  Both QB's he played with each had less than a 50 percent completion percentage on the season.

Per Rivals his 40 time was clocked at 4.45, and was billed as "One of the top wide receivers in the Land of 10,000 lakes" by Rivals as well.

No better way to usher inexperienced quarterback's from January to 2015 fall camp with a big target, who proved he can carry an offense, and be a proven big play threat UTEP desperately needs.

UTEP has one other committed JUCO prospect who is mid-season transfer eligible in defensive tackle Demarcus Womack, but no word on when he will sign.  The signing period officially ends January 14th.

Three-star DE/OL Leo Fuimaono from Wilmington, California. who has offers along with UTEP, from Utah and Colorado State visited UTEP two weeks ago and is rumored to be signing with UTEP but nothing has been confirmed.

We will keep you updated with any release from UTEP or confirmation on any other signings.