Texas TE Devonaire Clarington cleared for 2015 season

The story of Texas signee at tight end Devonaire Clarington is certainly an odd one. He signed with the Longhorns in May and was ready to begin working out for the team over the summer. Then, he hit a snag with the NCAA.

He was declared ineligible for the upcoming season due to a low ACT test score. It was reported by Burnt Orange Nation that Clarington scored a 26 on his entrance test and that affected his status with the school.

Clarington and the Longhorns filed an appeal for his eligibility and it finally went through. Ryan Autullo of the Austin American-Statesman reported the good news via Twitter.

A source tells me the NCAA has cleared frosh TE Devonaire Clarington, but that Texas has yet to approve him to begin practicing.

— Ryan Autullo (@AutulloAAS) August 14, 2015

The NCAA cleared Clarington a month ago. His case has been in Texas' hands since then.

— Ryan Autullo (@AutulloAAS) August 14, 2015

This is going to be a huge piece of the Longhorns offense for the 2015 season. Clarington was a four-star tight end out of Booker T. Washington High School and was the seventh ranked tight end in the nation.

The Longhorns open the season in South Bend as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 5.

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