Expected to be a Longhorn in the fall, it no longer looks like Du’Vonta Lampkin will be making it to Austin. He is asking the NCAA for a release from his Texas scholarship.
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According the a Horns247 report, there’s an issue regarding Lampkin’s eligibility due to a missing spanish credit.
“There is no way I could do Spanish 2. I tried and there’s no way. The [Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District] won’t let me, I can’t do it.” Lampkin said.
Lamkin reportedly filed his appeal on Monday, which would mean Texas has until Wednesday, July 15th to file an appeal before the NCAA can make their decision.
“I really can’t even get into the school no more,” Lampkin said. “So like, if I can’t get into the school, what’s the point of them hanging on to me?”
If the NCAA releases Lampkin from his NLI it would allow the defensive tackle to seek a new home at the FBS level. Possible schools of interest are Alabama and the Longhorn’s bitter rival, Oklahoma; where he was once committed to before.
“Those are schools that have been suggested, but I haven’t said ‘Oh, I’m going to go to OU’ or ‘Oh, I’m going to go to Alabama.’ Those are just suggestions. I haven’t put schools at No. 1 or No. 2.” Lampkin said.
De’Vonta Lampkin is a three-star defensive tackle from Cypress Falls, TX. Before signing with the Longhorns he held offers from Arizona State, Baylor, OU, Oklahoma State, Michigan, TCU, Notre Dame, and Texas Tech.
Lampkin was the only defensive tackle in the 2015 class, and while his absence won’t be immediately felt, it could cause some depth issues down the road for Charlie Strong and company.