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UTEP Football: 2017 DL Trace Mascorro verbally commits to UTEP

UTEP picked up their second South Texas commit for 2017.

Refugio's Trace Mascorro announced Wednesday evening via Twitter that he has verbally committed to UTEP's class of 2017.

The 6'1, 270 pound lineman was the Victoria Advocate's 2015 Co-Defensive MVP along with now fellow UTEP commit, and Refugio teammate Kobie Herring.

Mascorro had offers from Air Force, and Stephen F. Austin, and is listed as a defensive lineman on most major recruiting sites, he was in El Paso in mid-July for an unofficial visit.  Both UTSA, and Texas State were also reportedly involved in recruiting Mascorro.

Both Mascorro and Herring are all-state preseason selections ahead of the 2016 season, and Refugio once again comes in rated as the #1 team in class 2A this coming season.

Mascorro played nose guard last year, and combined, Herring and Mascorro piled up a combined for 298 tackles, nine sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, and three forced fumbles.

Mascorro gives UTEP four confirmed verbal commits for 2017.  El Paso Franklin offensive lineman Cutter Leftwich, brother of quarterback Mack, and son of offensive coach Spencer has also verbally committed to UTEP.

Quarterback Alex Fernandes from Austin, Texas is also apart of UTEP's verbal commit list for 2017.

UTEP opens camp for the 2016 season on Thursday August 4th.