The Texas Longhorns will have the final member of the 2015 offensive line class on campus next week for the start of fall camp, as Huntsville offensive tackle signee Buck Major told Horns247 that he will receive his clearance from the NCAA and arrive next Wednesday.
The eligibility of Major has been in question for some time, but of the four 2015 signees who did not make it to Austin for the summer sessions, he's always been the most likely to become eligible.
Defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin has said he won't play for Texas because of missing language requirements. His appeal for a release was recently denied by the NCAA. And tight end Devonaire Clarington is also awaiting clearance, while wide receiver Gilbert Johnson seems unlikely to make it in from Georgia Sports Prep Academy. However, there hasn't been any official news on him as Johnson and the staff there have gone silent.
Major is an important piece of the large offensive line contingent inked by offensive coordinator Joe Wickline because of the upside he possesses . Though the 6'6, 290-pounder is on the raw side andwill likely need a redshirt season, all the tools are in place for Wickline to refine him into a contributor and potential starter by 2017.