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National Signing Day Open Comment Thread

Today we find out the new faces that will wear the orange and blue in the Sun Bowl with the announcement of Sean Kugler's first full season recruiting class. Its never too early to talk football, does Kugler have things in the right direction or is way to early to tell? Bring the convo!


Signing day is here and it will be a busy day for the UTEP Miners.

UTEP will introduce at least 23 possible players in Sean Kugler's first full season of recruiting.

There is a good mix of defense with some players from areas you would not expect UTEP to grab a kid.

The two high school jewels in my opinion, are Dallas running back Treyvon Hughes, and on the defensive side Wisconsin defensive end Luke Elsner.

I'm really surprised at a couple of commits that I can see coming in and making in impact right away.

Jimmy Musgrave will be one of the guys at linebacker. The JUCO transfer has experience and should see the field right away.

Another JUCO transfer that could make a huge impact is defensive tackle Alex Villareal. The 6'4 300 lb defender will bring much needed size to what will be an almost brand new defensive front.

Kugler is bringing great size and speed on the defensive front, which badly, and desperately needs an upgrade. Elsner is 6'4 and runs a 4.7, also coming into town is Ohio defensive lineman Joey Kraemer who goes 6'4 245, he is a great athlete who played solid on both sides of the ball last year.

A couple of El Paso's top high school play makers will also sign on with UTEP. With the departure of Jordan Leslie will we see another El Pasoan have a breakout freshman year?

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Known Commits

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,
Jimmy Musgrave, LB, 6'1 220, Victorville, CA, JUCO
Nik Needham, DB, 6'0 185, Buena Park, CA, HS,
Chris Jones, OL, 6'2 283, Corsicana, TX, HS
Treyvon Hughes, RB,6'0 207, Dallas, TX, HS
Damian Walker, LB/FB, 5'11 225, Arlington, TX, HS
Michael Sota, DL, 6'5 245, Placentia, CA, HS. Visited last weekend
Eddie Senegal , WR, 6'2 170, El Paso, TX, HS
Warren Redix, WR, 5'10 175, El Paso, TX, HS
Nick Jones, TE, 6'6 250, Buffalo, NY JUCO Jr
Derron Gatewood, OL, 6'4 300, Odessa, TX, HS
Breeon Auzenne, OL, 6'5 345, Tucson, AZ, HS
Chris Jones, OL, 6'2 290, Corisicana, TX, HS

Last Minute Hopefuls
Marcus Griffin, DT, 6'3 285, Bellevue, WA, HS,
Kulger will be the man if he grab him, its a long shot, but UTEP is still in the mix for the four star defensive tackle.
Aoese Oto, DB/ATH, 5'10 195, Oxnard, CA, HS
Desmond Branch, DE, 6'3, 245, Rio Rancho, NM, HS,
Would take this class to another level, though will most likey sign with New Mexico.
Jason Fao, DT, 6'1 265, Long Beach, CA, HS
Bobby Limon, OL, 6'2 308, Port Lavaca, TX, HS
Kendrick Igbinoba, RB, 6'2 228 Richardson, TX, HS
Tristan Hill, OL, 6'5 287, Mustang, OK