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UTEP football: Greg Long's UTEP commitment headlines final weekend of official visits

Greg Long makes its official, and a few other 2015 prospects took their final official visits this weekend.

El Paso's own Greg Long confirmed on Twitter that he verbally committed to UTEP today.

Long stands an athletically 6'5, 270 pounds with plenty of room to grow, and was a huge part in Eastwood's turnaround the past couple of seasons.

His last recorded 40-time was a 5.1 run, helping a balanced Eastwood offensive attack pass, and rush for over 2,000 yards each last season.

Choosing UTEP over, San Diego State, NMSU, and New Mexico, staying close to home for Long helps strengthen UTEP's needs for the 2015 recruiting class.

A few other 2015 visiting prospects wrapped up the final weekend of 2015 recruiting.

Two 2015 commits Markos Lujan also from El Paso, and Denzel Chukwukelu from Rockwall were on campus this weekend along with defensive lineman Arrington Gipson from Aliquippa, Philadelphia (Delaware commit), defensive lineman Gene Hopkins from Elgin, Texas, and running back Will Matthews from Destrehan, Louisiana.

There were possibly two more out of town visitors over the weekend that we cannot confirm at this time along with a few more local preferred walk-on possibilities from El Paso during the final weekend of official visits.

UTEP lost a 2015 commitment last night when Demikal Harrison from Oklahoma City decommitted from UTEP's 2015 class.  Harrison recently received an offer for more than likely suitor Tulsa.

The Harrison loss, and Long gain evens UTEP's 2015 commitment number to 14 with signing day coming up on Wednesday. Three of the 14 commits are mid-year JUCO transfers who are already on campus.

Here are vitals, and highlights of this weekend's visitors.

Will Matthews, 2015 HS Running back, 5'10, 204 lbs, Destrehand, LA, UTEP commitment probablitly: 55%

Arrington Gipson, 2015 HS defensive lineman, 6'2, 295 lbs, Rivals** Aliquippa, PA, UTEP commit probability: Committed to Delaware, flip 40%.

Gene Hopkins, 2015 HS defensive end, 6'3, 255 lbs, Elgin, TX, UTEP commit probability: 95%

Markos Lujan, 2015 offensive lineman, 6'4, 300 lbs, El Paso, TX, UTEP commit

Ricky Olivias, 2015 HS Running back, 6'0, 175 pounds, El Paso, TX, Possible preferred walk-on