Texas signee Du’Vonta Lampkin said late Tuesday he’s filed appeal paperwork with the NCAA to be released from his letter of intent, presumably so he can enroll elsewhere.
Lampkin said the Houston Cypress Falls school district is “not allowing me” to take the required Spanish class needed to complete his transcript. He previously told the American-Statesman in early June that he was already looking at other schools.
Whether Texas will fight Lampkin’s appeal is still unknown. A university spokesman declined to comment late Tuesday about the situation and referred all questions to Lampkin himself. Lampkin, a three-star defensive tackle, said he “hasn’t heard from anybody” at UT.
Athletic director Steve Patterson declined to address the situation in June when asked by the Statesman. Coach Charlie Strong has not addressed Lampkin’s situation publicly, either.
Lampkin previously told the Cypress Creek Mirror that, “If anything, I may land at Oklahoma.” It’s still unclear where Lampkin does want to go. He declined to say where he was leaning on Tuesday.
According to the National Letter of Intent program rules, any student-athlete is free to go elsewhere without penalty if the athlete is denied admission by the university. Lampkin needs the Spanish course to enroll at Texas; without it, he can go elsewhere.
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