4-star offensive tackle hearing from Morris

Billy talked with North Mesquite OT Jean Delance at The Opening about SMU and where he's headed next!

North Mesquite (Tex.) four-star offensive tackle Jean Delance has recently been able to take a step back and reevaluate his recruitment after decommitting from Oklahoma.

“I’m very open and I haven’t had a great first impression by anybody yet so I’m trying to keep these things open and get to know all my coaches,” Delance said.

The 6-5, 270-pound tackle is the No. 15 ranked tackle in America by Scout and has SMU head coach Chad Morris beating down his door.

“Coach Morris has been hitting me up a lot and trying to get me to visit,” Delance said. “I’m trying to find a great time to do it, but yeah he’s recruiting me hard and the rest of the coaches are well,” Delance said.

Morris’ resume for putting players in the NFL is going to help SMU stay in it for Delance, who sees great things ahead for SMU.

“Very impressive. Once he gets the season rolling and the team rolling, he’s going to be very nice there,” the No. 3 ranked tackle in Texas said. “It’s not a question of what he’s going to do, it’s just when.”

Delance and Morris talk about everything, but also let Delance know what he’d mean to the program.

“Things that I want to study, he’s telling me I can be a huge impact on the field early and things like that,” Delance said.

After decommitting, Delance knows what he wants in his next school.

“A really close environment with everybody in it and trying to be a great family environment with a family bond with all the coaches and teammates. That’s my biggest thing.”

Delance is trying to determine where he’ll take his spring visits, but doesn’t have anything set in stone yet.

Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and USC are some of the many schools to have offered Delance.


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