Baldwin Park’s Wardell Crutchfield III, aka WC3, heading to UTEP …

Baldwin Park linebacker Wardell Crutchfield III has given a verbal commitment to UTEP.

Crutchfield, who transferred to Baldwin Park from Duarte prior to his junior season in ’09, is the son of former Duarte coach and current Baldwin Park coach Wardell Crutchfield Jr., who is the brother of former Muir and BYU standout Tony Crutchfield.

Aram’s take: Needless to say, football runs in the Crutchfield family. Congrats to WC3!!! He’s headed to an up and coming UTEP program and has a chance to start right away as a freshman, from what I hear. But first he has to help the Bravos get through the Valle Vista League.