Texas Longhorns sophomore tight end Blake Whiteley tore his ACL in practice and will miss the 2015 season. Thus continues the rough news for the team’s tight ends as the NCAA ruled yesterday that four-star tight end Devonaire Clarington would need to re-take the ACT exam before suiting up for Texas.
At this point, it’s looking like the Longhorns will rely heavily on three-star recruit DeAndre McNeal as well as Garrett Gray, a three-star freshman out of Marble Falls, about 48 miles away from Austin.
Sounds like DeAndre McNeal is about to get plenty of reps going forward. Garrett Gray too.
— Daniel Seahorn (@DanielSeahorn) August 20, 2015
Texas may also have to get creative with its receiving corps, as last year’s top two in John Harris and Jaxon Shipley are no longer with the team and the offense could solely be relying on experience from Marcus Johnson rather than overall skill.
Needless to say, when the Longhorns open the season against Notre Dame in South Bend on September 5, it’s going to be an uphill battle for them.
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