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Jean Delance Says No to Oklahoma Following Racist Frat Video Leak

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 10:17 AM

Jean Delance, the high school football player considered one of the top 150 recruits in the country, withdrew his commitment to Oklahoma University Monday after a video of fraternity members chanting racist slurs surfaced.

Delance, of North Mesquite High, spoke exclusively to Texas' CBS DFW to say the video — which was posted over the weekend and showed OU’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity singing a racist chant — was the reason for his decision.

“Very uneducated people. I wouldn’t want my son or child to go there or to anywhere like that. It was just very disturbing to me I didn’t like it,” he said.

The high school junior had been firm about his intentions to go to OU. But Monday, he tweeted, “Firstly want to say thank you for giving me an opportunity to get my education and play football at OU, but I have officially de-committed from Oklahoma University. Nothing to do with the staff or team, I’ll be reopening my recruitment due to personal reasons.”


Just two days earlier, he had tweeted, “Great Day at Oklahoma Today!!!” after a visit for junior day.

Bob Przybylo, publisher of Sooners Illustrated, tweeted that the video played a part in Delance’s decision:



By Tuesday, it appeared the sought-after football recruit would be turning his attention to the University of Alabama:



The OU administration, including football coaches and the team, quickly moved to denounce the frat video after it surfaced over the weekend. The football team even canceled practice to join a march in protest of such racism, and the school's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has since been shut down.

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