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UTEP Football: 2016 DB Broderick Harrell commits to UTEP

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Sean Kugler may have struck gold with his latest commit, filling an important area of need at the same time.

According to our UTEP Football recruiting expert Angel Luna, 2016 defensive back Broderick Harrell has verbally committed to UTEP.

UTEP offered Harrell on January 7th who played at Frenship High School in Wolfforth, Texas from the Lubbock area.

Playing both at corner, and wide receiver this past season, Harrell was named second team All-District 2-6A, and was named to The Lone Star Varsity Super Team as a defensive back by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Harrell piled up 65 tackles this past season, leading the team with 15 pass breakups, and also caught 12 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.

According to MaxPreps, Harrell did not record an interception, but on his Hudl film he clearly snared six interceptions this past year including a pick six in the first clip.

He broke out his junior year in where he picked off seven passes, and forced three fumbles with 65 tackles in his first season on Varsity.

Filling an area of immediate need at corner, Harrell has FBS level ball skills, mixed with must have physicality that Sean Kugler covets, and was also a track athlete in high school displaying above average speed.

Running a self-reported 4.47 40-yard dash with a 38-inch vertical, Harrell is UTEP's second defensive back commit in the class of 2016.

A fun fact on Harrell, he went up against fellow UTEP commit, and Eastwood quarterback Mark Torrez who got the best of Harrell in a 47-40 shootout in a 6A-bi-district playoff game this past fall.

National signing day is on February 3rd. Harrell's commitment makes 10 verbal commits, and two who have signed letters of intent or a financial aid agreement for the class of 2016.