Texas wide receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (17) runs the ball upfield against USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 16, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Ex-Texas receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps to play football this fall at community college

Posted May 15th, 2018

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Former Texas receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps will continue his career at Trinity Valley Community College, the Athens-based school announced on Tuesday.

Hemphill-Mapps spent the past two years at Texas but left the team in February. Having used his redshirt season in 2016, Hemphill-Mapps will have three years of eligibility left. Hemphill-Mapps would have had to sit out this season had he transferred to another Football Bowl Subdivision-level school.

Hemphill-Mapps’ transfer was surprising news that Tom Herman initially described as “disappointing.” In 2017, Hemphill-Mapps’ 37 catches trailed only Collin Johnson on UT’s stat sheet. He averaged 10.9 yard per catch, but his only touchdown was scored on a 91-yard punt return.

Hemphill-Mapps’ 12-catch performance against Kansas State ranks fourth in the Longhorns’ record books.

Hemphill-Mapps was a three-star recruit when he was signed out of Manvel in 2016. Seven members of that 2016 recruiting class are no longer with the Longhorns.

Without the 6-1, 185-pound Hemphill-Mapps, Texas’ primary options at slot receiver will be veterans Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Jerrod Heard. Redshirt freshman Jordan Pouncey and 2018 signee Joshua Moore could also contend for playing time.

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