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UTEP football: Versatile 2016 Athlete Robert Awunganyi Verbally Commits to UTEP

Robert Awunganyi, a California native is UTEP’s 2016 commit #10.

2016 Athlete Robert Awunganyi confirmed to Miner Rush this afternoon that he has verbally committed to UTEP.

Awunganyi, is a 6'0, 170 pound athlete that plays on both sides of the ball for Burroughs High School in Burbank, California.  He runs a reported 4.5-40 yard dash, and can be a future valuable asset as a kick returner, and as a defensive back.

Last season at Arlington High School in Riverside, California, he had a 4.7 yard per carry average, and had 20 receptions with an 11.9 yard average and two receiving touchdowns.

On the defensive side he recorded two interceptions, and also averaged 21.5 yards per kickoff return as Arlington's main return guy on punts and kickoffs.

In four games this season as a senior, Awunganyi has a 50-yard rushing touchdown, and is averaging 31.6 yards per kickoff return.  He is also second the team with 24 tackles and has four pass break ups as a free safety.

He is slated to play defensive back for UTEP.

Upon receiving his UTEP offer, the decision to immediately commit seemed like a no-brainier for Mr. Awunganyi.

"I've liked UTEP since I was younger." He said.  "It was a blessing to receive this offer."

UTEP's latest commitment pushed the number of confirmed commitments to nine, with another unknown commit still out there. The Miners have 14 2016 scholarships to fill, but plan to sign at least 20 prospects.