Two area quarterbacks find new home at UTEP

Two area quarterbacks will compete for playing time against each other after signing with UTEP on Wednesday.

Coppell's Jake Larson and The Colony's Garrett Simpson inked letters of intent to play for the Miners, but their senior seasons couldn't have gone much differently.

In his third season as The Colony's starter, Simpson was among the area's leading passers through the first three games before finishing with 1,886 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year.

Larson wasn't as lucky. Playing in his first year as a starter, Larson tore his ACL midway through the year and didn't play another down.

The quarterbacks join Rowlett linebacker Chester Egbim as Miner signees.

Coppell had three other players sign. Offensive lineman Sam Rice signed with SMU after decommitting from North Texas, where DB David Busby signed. Kicker Nick Jordan signed with Texas.

The Colony had one other player sign with an FBS school -- receiver Gerald Thomas, who capped his stellar high school career by signing with Colorado.