Four-star freshman linebacker Cecil Cherry has received his release form from Texas, meaning that his time with the university is done after just three practices.
Cherry announced on his personal Twitter page that he had received his release form, and Cherry’s father told Ryan Autullo of the Austin American-Statesman that a return to the Longhorns was not in the cards.
I finally got my release form
— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) August 12, 2015
Cecil Cherry’s father tells me there’s no chance of patching things up with Texas. He’s gone.
— Ryan Autullo (@AutulloAAS) August 12, 2015
A former star at Florida’s Victory Christian Academy, just why Cherry is leaving Texas remains a mystery. ESPN’s Max Olson has said that Cherry’s father wanted him to play at Tennessee from the get-go, and also said that Cherry was upset that he didn’t get the uniform number that he wanted. Regardless of his reason for transferring, Cherry should still generate plenty of buzz as he looks for a new team. On top of Texas and Tennessee, he had received offers from a myriad number of schools including Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, UCF, Miami, Auburn and Florida, among many others.
Just what his next step is remains to be seen, but Campus Sports will update Cherry’s story as any new information becomes available.
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