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UTEP Football: Miners pick up two verbal commits after busy weekend of visits

NCAA Football: Louisiana Tech at Texas El Paso Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Dana Dimel added two more commitments to the class of 2018 as high school offensive lineman Cameron Cooper, and JUCO defensive back Justin Prince announced their verbal commitments last night.

Cooper, 6’5, 270 pounds, is an interior lineman from Aurora, Colorado who committed after his visit to El Paso this past weekend. In the 2017 season, he was anchor for an offensive unit that ran for 3,000 yards.

He was also a 2017 All-Mount Massive League second team member after his strong senior year in high school.

Prince is a 5’11, 195 pound defensive back from Inglewood, California. He will have three years of eligibility left which has been a very positive theme among Dimel’s JUCO recruits. He piled up 44 solo tackles in his freshman year along with an interception returned for a touchdown, and a fumble recovery returned for six.

UTEP had 10 official visitors in El Paso over the weekend including key target and defensive back LJ Anderson who recently de-committed from Colorado State.

The Miners now have seven total commits, and a grad transfer committed to the class of 2018. The second national signing period starts February 7th.