Melton Returns; Charles Expected Wednesday

Texas RB Henry Melton practiced for the first time Tuesday while RB Jamaal Charles, considered the offensive jewel of the 2005 recruiting class, is expected to be cleared for practice Wednesday. Both freshmen were completing the process of NCAA clearinghouse issues.

"Henry showed up this afternoon and he hadn't been in a meeting yet," Brown said. "It's kind of hard to know what to do. His head is probably swimming but it was good to get him out there. He'll have to be in shorts (Wednesday) while the other people are in shells and then hopefully we'll be ready to have him in pads by Saturday or Sunday."

Henry Melton earned second-team All-USA accolades while a senior at Grapevine. The nephew of former NFL great Ray Crockett, the 6-3, 270-pound Melton wants to play RB and Brown has agreed to give him an audition. But with junior Selvin Young, sophomore Ramonce Taylor, and probably even Charles ahead of him in the pecking order, Melton is more likely to see game day action this season (and help the team) if he were to switch to FB or even DE.

Jamaal Charles was not included on the list of players that UT Men's Athletic Department officials released Sunday as having reported at check-in. Charles (6-1, 190) is a two-time first team all-stater who rushed for 4,107 yards and 50 touchdowns during his last two seasons at Port Arthur Memorial.

"I have a clearinghouse issue that is being taken care of so I wasn't able to practice today," Charles said in a statement. "I'm anxious to get started and expect to be at (Wednesday's) practice."

The Horns are scheduled to practice in shoulder pads and shorts, 6:45 p.m., Wednesday at Denius Field.

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