High school football star Graylin Johnson, who signed a football scholarship earlier this year with Notre Dame, claims an assistant coach "lied" to him and he will now attend the University of Texas.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound defensive back fron Port Arthur, was No. 38 on United Press International's Top 100 list of recruits for 1988. He accused Notre Dame assistant Pete Cordelli of making a false recruiting promise.
Notre Dame earlier stripped Johnson of his scholarship because of the school's policy of not accepting recruits who fail to meet Proposition 48 requirements, the NCAA's minimum academic eligibility standards.
Johnson said Notre Dame reneged on a promise to admit him regardless of the outcome of his Scholastic Aptitude Test. He said he decided not to go to Notre Dame on June 3, the day before he took the last SAT.