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2016 LB Chris Hunter gives UTEP a third LB commit

Needs are quickly being filled days before signing day.

Yesterday was about offense, today the defense had its day in the recruiting spotlight.

Tacoma, Washington linebacker Chris Hunter has confirmed to North West Prep Report that he has verbally committed to UTEP, the sixth verbal commit to come from UTEP's big weekend of official visits.

The 6'3, 215 pound athlete was a two-way star for Lakes High School where he caught 54 passes for 1,081 yards, and seven touchdowns on offense, and racked up 14 sacks and a fumble recovery on the defensive side this past season.

By watching his film, it appears Hunter can immediately help UTEP at the outside linebacker spot with a natural skill set already molded for an outside linebacker.   He chose UTEP over Idaho, Idaho State, Montana State, and South Alabama.

Saturday saw three offensive commits pledge their commitment to UTEP, while Sunday featured three defensive targets from Washington give UTEP the nod after visits over the weekend.

The fourth of the four Washington targets , defensive end Keith Moore is still mulling over multiple offers, but UTEP is still in the running.

So is UTEP done for the class of 2016 with 21 commits solid on signing with UTEP?

Moore remains a major defensive line target along with Keith Sullivan from Houston  The need for at least two more linebackers, and a defensive back or two, namely Joseph Tyrone Pickney, remain a priority heading to the final couple of days before National Signing Day.

Plus a unknown signee or two could also show up on announcement day

Check out: 2016 Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) WR/DE Chris Hunter is a two-way star who has gone overlooked in the recruiting process