Between recruiting in the high school and JUCO ranks, the UTEP football staff splashed some big news on Thursday afternoon when Kansas State quarterback and grad transfer Alex Delton announced that he will be transferring to UTEP via Twitter.

Delton will reunite with former K-State offensive coordinator and current UTEP head coach Dana Dimel, who were together for three seasons with the Wildcats. As a graduate transfer, Delton is eligible to play immediately.

He is a dual-threat quarterback that has been in and out of the quarterback mix for the Wildcats for the past two seasons. Delton notched up 1,191 passing yards and 734 rushing yards for the Wildcats, but Skylar Thompson overtook Delton as the starting quarterback for K-State this season.

During the 2016 season, Delton played in four games, where he rushed for 116 yards and threw for 11 passing yards. His freshman season in 2015 was ended early after he was hurt in his second game and would later earn a medical hardship.

Coming out of high school Delton was rated the 23rd best dual-threat quarterback nationally by Rivals and 33rd by ESPN, while he was rated the fifth-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals and the top quarterback in the state by ESPN.

The addition of Delton opens up a quarterback competition between him and senior quarterback Kai Locksley.

UTEP football will formally announce their 2019 signing class on Feb. 6.

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