After the 2016 Under Armour All-America game on Saturday in Orlando, new Texas Longhorns commit Jean Delance explained by Rivals why he decided to pledge to the Horns at halftime.
"Simply Coach Strong, he's a player's coach and he wants the best for his players, but also I know that his program is going to get turned around with a couple other players in this class going to commit soon. We're going to be pretty good," said the consensus four-star offensive tackle.
Delance may have some inside information on those potential decisions, as he spent the week in Orlando with several other key Texas targets who are trending towards the Longhorns, including Waco cornerback Eric Cuffee, who wanted to commit during the game, Alief Elsik linebacker Dontavious Jackson, Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch, and Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones.
At this point, there's an excellent chance that all four of those players join Delance in committing to the Longhorns. And the North Mesquite product wouldn't have made that decision if he wasn't convinced that Strong is the right person to lead Texas.
"Well, I've looked at Coach Strong's background at Louisville and I strongly believe that he's going to do it at Texas," Delance said. "It just takes the right guys and commitment to get this thing turned around."