Devonaire Clarington Learns His UT Fate

The long-awaited verdict as to whether or not Longhorns four-star tight ends signee Devonaire Clarington (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington) would be able to enroll at UT and play for Texas this season is in.

It's not the news Clarington or the Longhorns wanted to hear.

According to sources with knowledge of this situation, the NCAA has ruled that Clarington must retake his ACT before he will be eligible to enroll at UT.

Clarington, a U.S. Army All-American, appears to have the grades needed to gain admittance into Texas, but his ACT score, which he told HornsDigest was a 26, was scrutinized because it was too high compared to his GPA.

So Clarington will have to retake his ACT in order to meet the NCAA's approval and enroll at UT. The next possible ACT test won't take place until Sept. 12, according to the official ACT website. However, the final day for a Texas student to add/drop a class for the fall semester is Sept. 11.

What Clarington might have to do is enroll in a prep school for a semester, get his grades up, and then hope to enroll at UT in January.

With Clarington ineligible at the moment Texas will have to rely on a group of TE's led by talented freshman DeAndre McNeal, who has really thrived at the position so far in camp despite not playing TE in high school. He was originally recruited as a wide receiver but has the strength, size and speed to be a matchup nightmare.

The Longhorns also have converted linebacker Andrew Beck and the unproven, but talented Blake Whiteley at the position, which is being coached by first-year collegiate coach Jeff Traylor.



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