Much to the dismay of many Longhorn fans, the NCAA is filled with student-athletes. 2015 signee D’Vonta Lampkin will unfortunately be unable to attend the University of Texas as he had previously hoped.
Failing to meet a non-English language requirement, Lampkin is ineligible for enrollment at Texas.
Lampkin is required to pass one more Spanish class in order to meet the qualification for Texas. He would have been able to complete the course over the summer, but in a statement to Cypress Creek Mirror, Lampkin said, ““If I take that summer school class now for Spanish and it doesn’t go well, then I end up in a junior college. That’s not the route I really want to take.”
Before moving on and selecting a new university, Lampkin reached out to the Texas fan base.
Thank you Longhorn nation pic.twitter.com/QcGEPjye85
— BamBam Forever❤️ (@DeeChilllin) May 30, 2015
Lampkin has expressed interest in attending Oklahoma this fall and playing for the Sooners. He is experienced with the Stoops coaching staff from his recruiting days, and feels comfortable with the entire program.
While the reason for his predicament is academic, this could certainly have an effect on the athletic side of the Red River Rivalry.
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