The Longhorns have confirmed with HD that Texas offensive lineman Darius James is no longer on the team. Sources tell HD that he has been granted an unconditional release from his scholarship and
It's not yet been made clear whether he will transfer or not, but things are pointing in that direction.
He was the No. 1 center in the country out of Harker Heights, Texas, where he was teammates with current Longhorns Naashon Hughes and Camhron Hughes.
The 6-foot-5, 304-pound James redshirted his freshman season before playing in six games in 2014, including two starts at right tackle.
Texas is still in fine shape depth wise despite this news. UT has three seniors that all started in 2014 in Taylor Doyle, Sedrick Flowers and Marcus Hutchins, as well as three juniors, two sophomores, three redshirt freshmen and four true freshmen.
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The Longhorns are, however, struggling on the recruiting trail with offensive linemen as seven of the 11 OL they've offered in 2016 have committed elsewhere, while one other has already eliminated UT from his top schools.