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Former Texas Commit Makes Surprising NFL Announcement

The NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The NFL Supplemental Draft is coming up and several players who missed out on the NFL Draft will get their chance to live their NFL dreams. Among them is a player who is trying to make up for a missed opportunity with the Texas Longhorns.

According to Howard Balzer, former Texas recruit Devonaire Clarington has entered the NFL Supplemental Draft pool. Per the report, he will be working out for scouts in Miami this July.

Clarington committed to play tight end at Texas as part of the Longhorns' 2015 class, but never played for the team due to academic issues. He wound up playing his in the junior college ranks for Northland Community College.

He joins Syracuse linebacker Shyheim Cullen and West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms in the Supplemental Draft pool.

Clarington is far from a lock to be taken from an NFL team.

In the past ten years, only eight players have been selected - two of which were taken last year: Sam Beal by the New York Giants and Adonis Alexander by the Washington Redskins.

The NFL Supplemental Draft involves teams bidding draft future draft picks on the eligible players.

Some of the notable gems found in the Supplemental Draft include Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, former Ohio State star Terrelle Pryor, and Pro Bowl wideout Josh Gordon.