With every UTEP football recruiting class under Sean Kugler there is always a pleasant surprise or two, and UTEP's latest commit falls under that category.
Alief-Elsik tight end Amorama Noel announced Monday evening that he will be committing to UTEP.
The 6'3, 230 pound Houston area native holds offers from Memphis, and UNLV, and had been receiving interest from Minnesota and handful of other P5 schools last summer.
Noel raised his recruiting stock at a number of camps including invites to Texas and Baylor's camps. He was a three year letter winner at Alief-Elsik, and a two time First Team All-District selection.
UTEP will be need of tight end depth in the 2017 season, meaning Noel's commitment fills a big need for future depth charts.
He has the size, skill, and potential to develop into a productive and versatile flex tight end in Brent Pease's offense, but could be red-shirt candidate in 2016.
The past week has been a successful recruiting week for UTEP despite losing defensive back Robert Awungyani to a decommitment earlier this morning.
After three commitments last week, this week starts off with a surprise commit of need, and adds to 14 total commits for the class of 2016.