California quarterback Calvin Brownholtz announced via Twitter that he was verbally committed to UTEP’s still forming class of 2017 Wednesday evening.
Excited to announce I am officially Committed to UTEP ⛏ #MinerStrong @CoachPease pic.twitter.com/3KH46d0sMs— Calvin Brownholtz (@CalBrownholtz) January 5, 2017
Brownholtz, 6’2, 175 pounds, threw for 2,333 yards, and 29 touchdowns this past season as a senior for Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California. He also won nine games and led his team to a deep playoff run to cap off his senior season.
Un-rated and un-ranked by most recruiting sites, Brownholtz is a pocket style quarterback who threw for 32 touchdowns, and ran for six rushing touchdowns in his junior year when his recruiting stock grew later that summer due to some solid showings in camps.
UTEP originally offered back in June with offensive coordinator Brent Pease reeling in the future Miner quarterback. He took an official visit this past summer, and was recently visited by Pease in early December. UTEP was his lone FBS offer.
He had been receiving interest from Hawaii, Sacramento State, and Northern Arizona.
UTEP now has two high school quarterback prospects committed for 2017, adding UTEP’s high school commit total to five for the class of 2017.