Larson overcomes injury, headed to UTEP 

January, 23, 2012
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There was a time when many wondered if Jake Larson (Coppell, Texas) would play organized football again. On Sunday, he silenced all naysayers with a verbal pledge to UTEP.

Larson, considered a high-major prospect at the beginning of the 2011 season, tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during the fourth quarter of a game against Denton Guyer midway through the season. He had successful knee surgery on Nov. 9, but many questioned if he would be the accurate gunslinger he was as a junior.

Larson’s injury also seemed to scare away some of the schools recruiting him. UTEP, however, stay with him, and Larson rewarded the loyalty by giving his verbal commitment on Sunday.

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