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UTEP Football: 2016 defensive back Justin Rogers verbally commits to UTEP

UTEP gets their second defensive back commit in as many weeks.

After a home visit with defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator Gabe Franklin today, Los Angeles, California athlete Justin Rogers verbally committed to UTEP.

The 6'0, 175 pound prospect racked up 1,595 receiving yards on 49 catches last season with a long on 90-yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior at Los Angeles High School.

He also added 313 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns, while also recording 69 tackles, three interceptions, and 10 pass break ups on the defensive side to wrap up a productive senior season.

Rogers tells us he will play corner back at UTEP, filing an area of need in UTEP's new 3-4 defense.

"The fact that they needed corners, and I wanted to go somewhere where I could go play, and make an impact.:  Rogers said.  "UTEP seemed like a place I can do that."

In 2014, Rogers helped Los Angeles High win their first city title in 49-years as he had 991 receiving yards, and picked off three passes on defense in the 2014 season.  Rogers came up big with 93 yards receiving in the championship game.

UTEP lost three senior defensive backs who saw majority of the defensive snaps at corner or safety, leaving corner back depth a heavy area of need for 2016.

Rogers' commitment now gives UTEP 13 verbal commits and its third defensive back commit for 2016.