Three-star defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin is awaiting an NCAA appeal about his release from his letter of intent — which was signed with Texas — and has yet to enroll in the school. Lampkin submitted his appeal on Monday and the University of Texas will have 5-10 days to appeal.
Chris Hummer of 247 Sports reported the situation.
“I put in my appeal,” Lampkin said. “After UT puts their argument in, the NCAA is the one that’s going to decide if I’m going to get released or not.”
Lampkin is unable to enroll at Texas because of an academic issue related to a Spanish class he could not take in high school, but he would still be able to play at a Division I program so long as he is released from his letter of intent.
“There is no way I could do Spanish 2,” Lampkin said. “I tried and there’s no way. The (Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District) won’t let me, I can’t do it. I really can’t even get into the school no more, So like, if I can’t get into the school, what’s the point of them hanging on to me?”
One potential target for Lampkin, who played at Houston’s Cypress Falls High School, is Oklahoma, who also offered a scholarship. Lampkin also received offers from a great number of schools including LSU, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Michigan and others. He also drew interest from Alabama, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.
This story is still in something of the early stages, but Campus Sports will update it as it develops.
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