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Texas signee Devonaire Clarington told to retake ACT

Posted August 19th, 2015

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UPDATED: 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Florida Five will indeed be the Florida One.

Texas signee Devonaire Clarington tweeted he must retake his ACT exam and cannot enroll this August.

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“God has a plan for me I know it. Don’t worry everyone I will be alright,” Clarington tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

The ACT offers testing dates in September, October and December. Clarington told the American-Statesman he previously made a 26 on the standardized test, but the score was flagged because it was higher than his high school grades would indicate.

Texas compliance officials took it slow with Clarington’s status. The school could have allowed Clarington to enroll and practice. However by doing that, Clarington would’ve started his five-year eligibility clock. By keeping Clarington off the practice field, the player now has more options.

Still, it’s a another blow for the 2015 recruiting class, which at one point featured five Florida standouts. Now, the only one left is cornerback Davante Davis. Also, a Houston source told the American-Statesman that former Texas running back Duke Catalon will enroll at UH.

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