September 9, 2009

UTEP lands Metroplex defensive end

Dallas (Texas) Bryan Adams is a program moving in the right direction and a big reason for that is the increase in talent level. One program that has recognized the talent at Bryan Adams is UTEP. In turn UTEP has picked up a commitment out of the Metroplex program in defensive lineman Tajh Fite.

Fite, a 6-3, 225-pound defensive end, has been committed to the Miners since the summer and made his decision not long after picking up the offer, his first.

"I committed to UTEP probably during the summer," Fite said. "That was my only offer. They offered me after I went to a camp at Cedar Hill so the next day after that they offered."

It didn't take long for Fite to decide that UTEP was the place for him, even without seeing the campus. One of the biggest factors for him was the vibe that he got from the coaching staff.

"I talked to the coaches, Coach Burns he's a really good defensive coach," he said. "To me the coaches seemed real to me. They went past all the bull that other coaches tell you. They just seemed real to me."

Though Fite is open to other programs, he currently has heard primarily from UTEP. He plans to visit El Paso for the first time on October 10th.

Last season, Fite had 34 tackles and four sacks while helping his team to a playoff appearance. He hopes to improve on those numbers as a senior.

"My goals for myself, I would like to have eight sacks this year and 40 tackles," he said. "For the team goals, I'd like to make it to the playoffs."


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