Both Foster Dixson and Demikal Harrison who were on official visits this weekend in El Paso announced on Twitter they have verbally committed to being Miners today.
Harrison is a super athletic 6'5, 290 pound defensive lineman out of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and was named to the Oklahoman's Super 30 list as the 25th best prospect in Oklahoma.
He was drawing interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and had offers from South Dakota, and Central Arkansas. He took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma in 2014.
His raw skill, and technique makes him one the best overall athletes in his state having only played football since midway through his junior year of high school, and is also a talented basketball player.
Harrison will provide a range of versatility with the ability to play inside or out, and can also become a asset in getting up and batting down passes. The main thing that stands out film wise is his wingspan, and knowledge of using his hands that helps add to his overall strength.
North Texas offered soon after Harrison committed to UTEP today, though Harrison tells us he is 100% fully committed to UTEP.
Foster Dixson is a 6'5, 230 pound defensive athlete/tight end from Los Angeles who figures to become a defensive end at UTEP.
Dixson was named the LA Times Western League Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year after his senior year this past season at Fairfax High School.
He will add versatility to the Miners pass rush gallery in the future, with his mobility to the ball, strength, and also shows ability to play special teams. He covers a lot of ground with not only his speed but also his wing span, he will become a reliable defensive and special teams weapon with elite size, and athleticism for the Miners.
Just last Tuesday Dixson scored 15 points in a high school basketball game for Fairfax showing his coordination, and athletic abilities. A very nice pickup modeling what Kugler is looking to build on defense and on special teams.
The Miners continue to fill up the defensive depth chart with options in pass rush, with size, speed, and versatile athletes. UTEP now has nine confirmed 2015 verbal commits in its 2015 recruiting class.
For what its worth, it also appears UTEP has turned their full attention to high school prospects with the remaining spots they are looking fill.
Two more 2015 prospects were uncovered during UTEP's heavy official visit weekend.
2015 linebacker (6'0 220lbs) Fred Walls out from Olive Branch, Mississippi was also in El Paso this weekend, along with defensive back Kalon Beverly (6'2 180lbs) from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Another round of verbal commits are expected late Sunday, and Monday, stay tuned we will keep you updated.
For more info on the developing class of 2015, check out our UTEP Football Recruiting Section.