RB Jalen Overstreet released from his scholarship at Texas

Posted July 31st, 2014


Texas running back Jalen Overstreet said on Thursday that he’s received a full release from his scholarship and the former Tatum standout is moving on.

“I have my official release. Now I’m able to transfer anywhere,” Overstreet told the American-Statesman. Overstreet does not know where he’ll transfer but hopes to receive some calls now that he’s gotten a release from UT.

Overstreet played in nine games last season as a redshirt freshman. He rushed for 102 yards, scored twice and also played on special teams.


Overstreet was one of four players dismissed by coach Charlie Strong last week for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Texas officials have not confirmed that any players were dismissed and all the players’ names still appear on the team’s online roster.

However, former running back Joe Bergeron received his full release and was considering whether to transfer to West Texas A&M or another in-state Division II school.

Safety Josh Turner was dismissed but the American-Statesman reported that he was reinstated after a midday meeting on Wednesday with Strong. Turner must adhere to what amounts to a zero-tolerance policy to stay on the team.

It’s unknown what safety Chevoski Collins plans to do.

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