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Malik Jefferson recruiting 4-star OT Jean Delance for Texas

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The charismatic linebacker continues to be an asset on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns.

Jean Delance
Jean Delance
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The recruiting efforts of Texas Longhorns linebacker Malik Jefferson didn't end when the 2015 class signed back in February -- he's been continuing to build his relationship with key offensive tackle target Jean Delance, the 6'5, 281-pound North Mesquite product.

Since the two hail from the same hometown, they've known each other for some time and Jefferson has made sure to keep in contact with the state's top uncommitted tackle.

"Me and Malik are really good friends," Delance told 247Sports. "He's just been telling me that he loves Texas and that it feels like home. He keeps telling me to go hang out with him and check out how the coaches run things. I'm definitely going to do that this summer."

Delance picked up his offer in late February when he was unable to attend the Texas Junior Day because of weather issues. A trip for the Orange-White game was mentioned at times by the consensus four-star prospect, but that never materialized either.

The former Oklahoma pledge is taking his recruitment more slowly this time around following his decommitment in the wake of the racist SAE video that surfaced back in early March, only two days after he visited for a Junior Day in Norman.

Now Delance is planning visits to Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Texas A&M, and USC in addition to the potential Texas trip. In recent weeks, he's been talking up SEC schools, though TCU is also considered a contender at this time. The Aggies are a significant leader in Delance's 247Sports Crystal Ball at this time: