National signing day for college football has become somewhat of a national spectacle.  Hundreds of people fill assembly halls and wait with bated breath to see which hat a blue chip recruit will choose.

UTEP doesn't get those kind of players, but Mike Price and his staff still scour Texas and the nation to find the best possible talent to come to El Paso.  The Miners were able to ink 22 players for their 2012 class.

In his press conference today, Price emphasized that he was looking for kids with character.  Price also wanted to sign defenders who could tackle in open space.  Price says he feels he accomplished both goals.

For a complete list of UTEP's 2012 recruiting class click here.