On National Signing Day, the UTEP football team announced their official 2021 class, featuring some 3-star recruits, JUCO transfers and local standouts staying home.

Due to the limited number of available scholarships UTEP has, head coach Dana Dimel had to be extra strategic with their recruiting this year. The team signed JUCO transfer quarterback Kevin Hurley (Northeast Mississippi Community College) in the early signing period, while Kansas State senior defensive back Walter Neil Jr. announced his transfer intentions to UTEP. That left the staff with just four available scholarships this signing period.

Here's a look at their newest additions for National Signing Day (updated throughout the day with new additions):

Nick Ast, QB (Jr.) (6-foot-5, 220 pounds)
Kansas State (2020: did not see action, played in 5 games in 2019)

Tyrin Smith, WR (So.) (5-foot-10, 180 pounds)
Cisco Community College (2020 stats: 267 receiving yards, 2 TDs)

Dallas Burke, DB (So.) (6-foot-1, 205 pounds)
Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA) (2020 stats: 42 tackles, 3.0 INT)

Jakolby Longino, QB (Fr.) (6-foot-3, 195 pounds)
Ft Bend Hightower High School (Missouri City, TX) (3-star: Offers from Lamar, Texas Southern)

Tyler Williams, CB (Fr.) (6-foot-2, 190 pounds)
St. Joseph HS (Santa Maria, CA) (3-star Prospect: Offers from Army, Cal Poly & Fordham)

Gerard Joseph, EDGE (Fr.) (6-foot-5, 255 pounds)
Dobie HS (Houston, TX) (3-star Prospect: Offers from Incarnate Word & Texas Southern)

Jeremiah Ballard, WR (Fr.) (6-foot-3, 180 pounds)
Dobie HS (Houston, TX) (3-star Prospect: Offers from Arkansas, Idaho State & Utah State)

John Burris III, CB (Fr.) (6-foot, 170 pounds)
Horn HS (Mesquite, TX) (3-star Prospect: Offers from Austin Peay & Tennessee State)

Brady Wolfe, DB  (Fr.) (6-foot-1, 190 pounds)
Frenship HS (Wolfforth, TX) (2020 stats: 5.3 tackles per game, 1 INT)

Will Rodriguez, LB/RB (Fr.) (5-foot-11)
Austin HS (El Paso, TX) (2020 stats: 1,077 rushing yards, 11 TDs, 96 tackles)

Blas Compean, ATH (Fr.) (5-foot-11), 165 pounds)
Eastlake HS (El Paso, TX) (2020 stats: 506 receiving yards, five TDs & 7 pass breakups)

Joseph Immediato, OL  (Fr.) (6-foot-5, 310 pounds)
Eastwood HS (El Paso, TX) (2020: Started each game; helped Eastwood to a 7-1 record)

Roshaun Thomas, DE (Fr.) (6-foot-3, 245 pounds)
Montwood HS (El Paso, TX) (2020 stats: 26 tackles, 3.0 sacks)

Mister Chavis, RB (Fr.) (5-foot-10, 180 pounds)
Maricopa HS (Maricopa, Ariz.) (2020: 2x Class 5A 2nd Team All-Region)

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