Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Enriquez Gives Nod To Lobos.(Sports)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

Jorge Enriquez and the University of New Mexico football team appear to have big plans for one another.

Enriquez, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 268-pound senior lineman from Valley High School, said Monday he has verbally committed to play at UNM next season. The Albuquerque native also was being recruited by New Mexico State, but he decided to become a Lobo after a weekend campus visit.

"It really came down to family," Enriquez said. "I liked what I saw of UNM's engineering department, and I like the coaches there. But the main thing is, I wanted to stay close to my family. I thought I'd get homesick somewhere else."

Enriquez, who was named a Journal All-Star as a defensive lineman this season, impressed opposing coaches with his technique on both sides of the ball. …

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