Franlin offensive lineman Derek Elmendorff became the third El Paso star in five days to commit to UTEP, as he texted El Paso Time reporter Evan Mohl and tweeted that he will be a Miner. He joins the Burges Jones brothers, Alvin and Aaron, as UTEP commits.
"I'll be joining Metz, and the Jones at Utep!" he tweeted, shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday night. Metz is the Andress quarterback Ryan Metz, who commited to UTEP in the fall.
Elmendorff commited to UTEP in May, but then switched to UTSA for academic reasons after Mike Price retired. He now has switched back to UTEP.