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UTEP Football: Sean Kugler offers El Paso Parkland's Deion Hankins

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A budding star in El Paso picked up a UTEP offer this afternoon.

Parkland's sophomore running back Deion Hankins, who is currently leading the state of Texas in rushing, was offered a 2019 scholarship by UTEP head coach Sean Kugler this afternoon.

Earlier today, Texas Tech offered the super sophomore who has put up some ridiculous numbers so far this season, and is bound to pick up a handful of P5 offers over the next couple of seasons.

Hankins burst onto the scene last year as a freshman, rushing for 346 yards in four games, breaking runs of 86-yards and 51-yards a season longs.

This season, and during this past offseason, Hankins has took it to another level.

Parkland head coach Josh Kirkland told the Rush that the 6'1, 205 pound sophomore squats 600 pounds. He has also ran for 1,755 yards this season in just five games. He put up back-to-back 300 yard rushing outings this season, and has 13 rushing touchdowns on the year, and went over 2,000 career yards last week against Del Valle.

Hankins currently ranks number three in the nation in rushing yards, and is averaging 8.9 yards per carry this season.

The best part about this future Phenom? He's an honor student, and one of the top sophomores academically at Parkland, and comes from a football family factory from northeast El Paso.

On the field, his speed and vision are major strengths that pop out on film. Over the past couple of weeks Hankins has been displaying some new found power with a nasty stiff arm. And let's not forget he's just a sophomore whose hands are already huge, and he's still growing.

Recruiting El Paso is a priority for Sean Kugler, and UTEP will look to make Hankins a priority target until signing day 2019.