Versatile, explosive, and ultra physical fullback/linebacker prospect Kevin Dove from El Campo, Texas announced via his Twitter account last night that he has committed to UTEP's class of 2016.
I'm proud to say that I am now a UTEP (University Texas El Paso) Miner pic.twitter.com/vJD9eTyXo9
— BlessedAthlete#⃣3⃣0⃣ (@Dove42Kd) June 15, 2015
Dove (6'1, 230 lbs) ran for 2,077 yards and 27 touchdowns this past season as a junior, notching Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State First Team honors as a fullback, as well as being named District 12-4A's Player of the Year.
He saw his recruiting process pick up steam since the end of last season, drawing major interest from across the Big 12, and picking up an offer from Stephen F. Austin.
Playing primarily on the defensive side of the ball his sophomore year in 2013, Dove was named his district's Newcomer of the Year in his first full varsity season, and is projected to be one the best class 4A players in the state in 2015.
Having the ability to play on both sides of the ball and adding to his value, UTEP will be looking for some fullback depth in the coming classes, but a guy like Dove can also fill in at linebacker, and even move around in certain defensive packages if needed.
Dove becomes UTEP's second 2016 verbally committed prospect.
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