Texas Football: DL D'antre Robinson not expected to enroll

After the departure of defensive line coach Bo Davis, 4-Star DL commit and early signee D'antre Robinson is reportedly expected to request a release from his LOI with Texas football.
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Jan. 14 was move-in day for the freshmen early enrollees from the 2024 Texas football recruiting class. All but one of the early signees expected to enroll for the spring semester at Texas showed up for move-in day over the weekend.

The only early signee who didn't show up on move-in day for the Longhorns on Jan. 14 was four-star Orlando (FL) Jones defensive lineman D'antre Robinson.

Texas football expected to lose a blue-chip DL D'antre Robinson

It sounds like the reason for Robinson not showing up at Texas is that he is planning to request a release from his National Letter of Intent (per TFB Texas). Robinson wants a release from the University of Texas after defensive line coach Bo Davis left to take the same job on the LSU Tigers staff early this offseason.

Davis was hired on Jan. 10 by LSU to fill the same role on head coach Brian Kelly's staff that he did at Texas under head coach Steve Sarkisian for the last three seasons.

Texas's other two DLs in the 2024 class remain committed

Texas's other two defensive line early signees in the 2024 class, Duncanville four-star Alex January and Lafayette Christian Academy (LA) three-star Melvin Hills, reportedly remain locked-in with the Longhorns for the time being.

January arrived on campus at Texas for move-in day last weekend.

Hills, meanwhile, is a summer enrollee so he is still awaiting the hire that Sarkisian and the Longhorns make at defensive line coach to replace Davis.

Coaching search ongoing for Texas to find Davis' replacement

There reportedly is still a chance that the Longhorns can lure Robinson back to Austin, depending on who they hire to replace Davis as the next DL coach.

No concrete timeline has been reported regarding when Sarkisian and the Longhorns plan to announce the next defensive line coach hire.

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