Miners Football Forecast: UTEP Will Have Showers This Fall [VIDEO]
The rumor mill on 600 ESPN El Paso has been churning on this here and there, but today it becomes official: Jameill Showers is leaving Texas A&M and transferring to UTEP where he will play this fall.
600 ESPN El Paso regular, Miner Illustrated editor Chris Avila, broke the story this afternoon, making "Twitter Tuesday" a very memorable affair during SportsTalk.
The 6-2, 220-pound QB will help ease the fears of many Miners fans who wondered who be calling the plays in new head coach Sean Kugler's Boise-style offense this fall.
A three-star recruit from Killeen, TX, Showers was the heir-apparent to Miami Dolphins starter Ryan Tannehill at A&M before some redshirt freshman kid named Johnny Manziel won the starter's job in fall camp. We hear people like Manziel's shoes.
As for Showers, he wants a place to play and showcase his combination of arm strength, pocket presence and mobility. Quarterbacks who can run and throw have center stage in the game these days. He will graduate from Texas A&M this spring, allowing him to transfer and play immediately, and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Though Showers will have to prove it on the field, everyone seems ready to pencil him into the starter's role at UTEP this fall. If he's as good as they say come August, it might get a little windy in El Paso again. From all the sighs of relief.
Here's some video of Showers running drills in the Aggies' spring practice last year.