Defensive line depth for the Texas Longhorns improved on Wednesday with the addition of Northwestern Oklahoma A&M product Jamari Chisholm, who was able to practice for the first time in burnt orange and white, the school confirmed.
The 6’4, 300-pounder, who will wear No. 91 for the ‘Horns, did not practice on Monday or Tuesday as Texas started preseason camp because he was still waiting to receive clearance from the NCAA after taking summer classes in Miami to become eligible.
So while Chisholm is several days behind his teammates, the fact that his eligibility situation was resolved quickly saved him from the type of setback that could have sunk his opportunity to contribute this season.
A last-minute addition to the 2017 class on the morning of National Signing Day, Chisholm was a consensus low three-star prospect who flipped from Central Florida and also held offers from Georgia State and Syracuse.
However, Chisholm is an important piece of the class as the only defensive tackle taken by head coach Tom Herman in the last recruiting cycle. The staff liked the length that Chisholm can provide to the defensive line as he works to occupy a similar role as junior Chris Nelson as the jumbo defensive end playing the four technique.
Tyler John Tyler wide receiver Damion Miller is now the only member of the 2017 class still waiting to enroll.