The greatest lingering drama with the 2015 Texas Longhorns signing class revolves around the eligibility of consensus four-star tight end Devonaire Clarington, who tweeted out some positive progress with his ACT score:
All this studying and hard work and praying thank you GOD. ACT graduation next pic.twitter.com/hGKhaXM9U6— Devonaire Clarington (@dev_go_deep) May 1, 2015
Consider that the average composite ACT score is around 21 -- any potential issues with Clarington clearly aren't related to his ability to score well on tests. Rather, it's whether his transcripts and core GPA are in order after transferring through numerous schools over the last four years.
Since the eligibility requirements operate on a sliding scale, Clarington's ACT score should mean that he only needs to maintain the minimum 2.0 GPA that includes the 16 core courses:
4 years of English. 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative philosophy.
It's still well too early to say definitively that Clarington will be able to enroll at Texas for the first summer session, but his ACT score does appear to be a positive development.