In three months, the UTEP Miners will begin the 2018 football season and the first under new head coach Dana Dimel. Much of the buzz during Spring Camp involved new quarterback Kai Locksley. The junior signal caller chose the Miners after a stellar season at Iowa Western Community College, and he will battle senior Ryan Metz for the starting quarterback job when fall camp starts in August.

One name that is on nobody's radar is Calvin Brownholtz, a 6-2 redshirt freshman from Carmichael, California. During his senior season at Jesuit High School, he threw for 2,333 yards and 26 touchdowns. Brownholtz was named MaxPreps All-NorCal second team in 2016.

A few weeks ago, Brownholtz participated in a modified QB Summit with other college players including his brother Cole, who plays the same position at Hawaii. Former UTEP star and quarterback consultant Jordan Palmer operates QB Summit and he had a chance to work with the current Miner. Palmer told me that UTEP fans should be excited that the Miners have another potential starting quarterback ready to take over the team in a few years.

"I was very impressed with Calvin," Palmer said. "Not only can he spin it but he appears to be a student of the game and fired up to learn. He has a great head on his shoulders and really wants to lead this football program through a comeback. I think he’s going to be a great player for the Miners for years to come."

Jordan Palmer.
Jordan Palmer.

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