The stock of Houston Lamar safety Grant Delpit has been exploding recently and the Texas Longhorns became the latest high-profile program to extend an offer:
Blessed with an offer from the University of Texas this morning #Hookem pic.twitter.com/di9K5cyo9d— G$ (@grantdelpit) February 15, 2016
A product of the same high school that sent emerging star cornerback Holton Hill to Austin as a member of the 2015 class and cornerback John Bonney to Texas in 2014 has already had an incredibly busy February -- on the 3rd, he picked up offers from Oklahoma and TCU, followed by Miami, Baylor, LSU, and then Texas A&M on Valentine's Day.
There are now three predictions for Baylor in Delpit's 247Sports Crystal Ball in the last 11 days after he visited Waco for a Junior Day and then subsequently picked up his offer from the Bears. However, given how many big-time offers Delpit has acquired in the last two weeks, his recruitment is likely much more wide open than those predictions would indicate.
Delpit isn't new to the Texas radar, as he camped in Austin last summer and then took an unofficial visit for the Oklahoma State game in late September.
Currently unrated in the 247Sports Composite, the 6'3, 185-pounder is a three-star prospect by 247Sports ranked as the No. 276 prospect nationally, the No. 23 safety, and the No. 34 player in Texas. Expect his ranking to continue to ascend as more services evaluate his impressive junior film.
A free safety for Lamar after missing five games due to transfer rules after moving from St. Thomas, Delpit took advantage of his opportunity as a junior, showing off impressive range and instincts as a centerfielder. Not only did he create a handful of interceptions by breaking and closing on the football with speed that makes his listed 4.53 40-yard dash time look possible, he also finished plays near the sidelines with crushing hits.
Texas is extremely unlikely to receive significant consideration from South Grant Prairie safety Jeffrey Okudah, one of the top prospects in the country at the position in this cycle, but is in strong shape with Manvel's Derrick Tucker and could benefit from having several Lamar players at Texas with
At this point, landing Tucker and Delpit would represent a serious coup for a Longhorns program that is rapidly stockpiling high-level talent in the secondary.