The University of Texas will allow incoming freshman tight end Reese Leitao to keep his scholarship and enroll in school after his felony drug charge was pleaded down to a misdemeanor.

"Based on several discussions with people who know Reese well as a person both on and off the field, he's been a good student, highly-regarded teammate and leader among his peers," Texas athletic director Mike Perrin said in a statement issued Tuesday. "All indications are that he's a young man with a history of good character and behavior who made a poor decision."

Leitao, a native of Jenks, Oklahoma, was arrested in February on a charge of drug possession with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school. According to the Austin American-Statesman, Leitao had 20 Xanax pills -- 19 hidden in his underwear -- and about $1,300 in cash. Last week he reached a plea agreement with Tulsa (Oklahoma) County prosecutors and received a four-year probationary sentence.