We are just about three weeks out from the beginning of basketball practice but UTEP coach Tim Floyd is on the road, putting together his 2012 recruiting class. And he is doing well.
Floyd got a verbal commitment from Twymond Howard, a top 100 recruit from Pearl High in Mississippi, late Tuesday night. Pearl, a 6-foot-6 small forward, is ranked No. 90 nationally in the 2012 class. He averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds a game as a junior. His strong suits are strength, toughness and his mid-range game.
Howard joins Anthony January, a 6-7 small forward from Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif., and Dwayne Benjamin, a 6-6 small forward from Northside High in Louisiana in committing early to UTEP's 2012 class.