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Gilbert Johnson will not play at Texas this season

Aaron Carrara




Fall camp begins on The 40 Acres this week and the team will be without a 2nd member of the 2015 signing class, wide receiver Gilbert Johnson. "He's [Johnson] going to go elsewhere," Texas head coach Charlie Strong said at his preseason press conference when asked about Johnson's status.


Johnson, a Miami, Florida native, signed a letter of intent with the Georgia Bulldogs in February, 2014 but failed to matriculate at the University of Georgia. He enrolled at Georgia Prep Academy last year and ultimately signed with the Longhorns on National Signing Day this year.


Johnson joins Houston-area defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin as players that signed a National Letter of Intent with the Longhorns but will not make it on campus this season.


Additionally, Huntsville (Huntsville, TX) offensive tackle Ronnie Major and Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL) tight end Devonaire Clarington have not joined the team as of Thursday but are expected to according to Charlie Strong:


"Ronnie Major has some work to do, Clarington still has some work to do. So those two guys we expect to be here any time. We're just waiting for the NCAA to get them cleared."


Strong also confirmed the departure of offensive tackle Camhron Hughes from the team and quarterback Matt Merrick's arrival on campus as a full-scholarship player beginning this season.


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