Williams, with one career start, participated in spring drills but missed the 2004 season for academic reasons.
While Williamss future is uncertain, UT officials are "hopeful" that its probably just a matter of time before Melton reports. Sports Information Director John Bianco told me that Melton is faced with an NCAA clearinghouse issue. ("It could be a day or it could be a month," Bianco said, "so were hopeful".)
Melton expressed regret that he could not report with 13 other members of his freshman class.
"Im disappointed that Im not in Austin checking in with the team today," he said, in a release. "I have some academic issues that are being addressed and Ill report as soon as possible."
Thornton saw action in four games last year as backup OT.
"Im clearing up some academic issues that I need to take care of and Ill return as soon as possible," Thornton said in a statement.
The first practice of the 2005 season is set for 6:45 p.m., Monday, at Denius Field. The session is open to the public.