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WR Damion Miller will not enroll at Texas this fall

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The 2017 signee was not able to get his academics in order.

Damion Miller
Justin Wells (Inside Texas)

Tyler John Tyler wide receiver Damion Miller, who signed with the Texas Longhorns in February, will not be able to enroll in school this fall, the school confirmed on Friday.

The ‘Horns had been waiting on the final member of the 2017 recruiting class to arrive on the Forty Acres since preseason camp began at the end of July, but the initial optimism has now given way to resignation.

The 6’1, 193-pounder committed to the ‘Horns back in the summer of 2015, when he was the first pledge in the class for former head coach Charlie Strong. And despite interest from other programs, which precipitated an unofficial visit to Texas A&M last fall, Miller stuck with his pledge.

Known as an exceptional deep threat because of his athleticism, Miller was the second highest-rated recruit in the class as a consensus four-star prospect, the No. 151 player nationally, the No. 25 wide receiver, and the No. 24 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Miller will most likely have to attend a junior college in order to become eligible, which significantly reduces his odds of ever ending up in burnt orange and white.

So this is a loss for Texas, but because of depth at the position, three commits in the 2018 class, and several remaining wide receiver targets left on the board, the staff should be able to make up for this setback.