4-Star 2016 offensive tackle Jean Delance, who recently committed to Oklahoma, announced to his followers on Twitter yesterday that he has officially decommitted from Oklahoma following the release of the now-viral video of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting racist hate-speech while on a bus ride either to or from a fraternity function:
— Jean Delance7️⃣4️⃣ (@JeanDelance74) March 9, 2015
Delance, who was visiting the Oklahoma campus as recently as Saturday with his mother, explained to Bleacher Report’s Damon Sayles that, following the release of the video, he was “disgusted. That’s not anything I want to be a part of … I probably won’t be considering Oklahoma anymore.”
Since the video’s release, Oklahoma president David Boren has removed SAE’s Oklahoma chapter and has expelled two prominent members of the fraternity from the university. Head football coach Bob Stoops and members of the Sooners football team ended a spring practice to join a student protest calling for action to be taken against the SAE fraternity and its members. Assistant football coach Mike Stoops and head men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger also attended the protest with over 100 student-athletes.
Delance is a consensus 4-Star recruit in the class of 2016. He has reopened his recruitment and is considering TCU, Texas A&M, and LSU among others.