If you’ve been to UTEP football games before the actual kickoff, you might notice groups that walk down on the field and soak in the scene of college football.

Turns out, those groups are filled with the best local prospects in high school football, along with parents that get a chance to visit the Sun Bowl. It’s been a reoccurring theme at  UTEP home games and head coach Dana Dimel says that the staff plans to extend more invites for the remaining home games.

“It’s great,” said Dimel regarding the visits. “That’s where our big [focus] is going to be—we’re going to hit recruiting hard and get guys down the stretch and get them here at games.”

Here’s a list of local prospects seen at UTEP football games over the past few weeks. Feel free to reach out to Adrian.broaddus@townsquaremedia.com if I missed any names.

  • Canutillo RB LJ Martin
  • Eastlake LB Hector Hinojos
  • Americas WR Chris Davis
  • Americas QB Mark Moore
  • Franklin QB Cameron Byrd
  • Franklin ATH Shay Smith
  • Eastwood OL Noah Medina
  • Parkland RB Isaiah Beasley
  • Parkland OL Tyrone McDuffie
  • Eastwood QB Andrew Martinez
  • Pebble Hills QB Gael Ochoa
  • Eastlake K/P Derek Porras
  • Bel Air K/P Bobby Ramirez
  • Franklin WR Beau Sparks
  • Franklin RB Miles McWhorter
  • Franklin OL Benn Ilan
  • Americas RB Ce’sar Drennan
  • Americas OT Ralph Castro
  • Americas RB Brian Promesse
  • Chapin WR/CB Brent Hallman Jr.
  • Pebble Hills WR Marcus Torres
  • El Paso High WR Christian Carr
  • Riverside RB Jose Guardado
  • Eastlake DB Jaime Guerrero Jr.
  • Eastlake OL Damien Portillo

El Paso has some great local talent and UTEP did a nice job of getting a mix of sophomores, juniors and seniors playing in the Sun City. The Miners have several local products that are key contributors to their squad, including OL Bobby DeHaro (Montwood), RB Deion Hankins (Parkland), RB/WR Rey Flores (Ysleta), PK Mark Ramos (Andress), and Josh Ortega (Montwood).

Check out the latest photo gallery from UTEP’s 19-3 win vs. LA Tech by Jorge Salgado below:

UTEP Beats LA Tech 19-3 to Become Bowl Eligible