As most know, Wednesday was the opening day of the spring signing period. It runs through May 16.
UTEP is not expected to sign anyone during this period — unless something special happens (in other words, someone special becomes available).
The Miners, at the moment, appear to be solid for next season. They signed three very good high school players in the early signing period — 6-8, 240-pound Chris Washburn (Julian's younger brother) out of the Dallas suburb Grand Prairie, 6-6 Twymond Howard out of Pearl, Miss., and 6-4 guard Dustin Watts out of Seattle.
UTEP also added 6-6 guard McKenzie Moore last semester. He had verbally committed to St. Mary's but passed his SAT late and the Gaels' gave away the scholarship. Moore, who could not practice with the team this past spring (like Julian Washburn the previous year), appears to be a very good player — a long, athletic, good-shooting point guard.
UTEP is currently at 13 scholarship players.
There should be the five freshmen (the four newcomers and Hooper Vint, who redshirted last year due to a back injury), four sophomores (Julian Washburn, Cedrick Lang, C.J. Cooper and Jalen Ragland), three juniors (John Bohannon, Michael Perez and Malcolm Moore, after a redshirt season due to a torn ACL) and one senior (point guard Jacques Streeter).
The look is good and solid for next year and the future is actually quite bright.