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Former Texas OT Jean Delance announces transfer to Florida

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The one-time Under Armour All-American is headed to the SEC.

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Less than a week after leaving the Texas Longhorns program, sophomore offensive tackle Jean Delance announced on Monday that he’s joining the Florida Gators:

The 6’5, 309-pounder played in two games last season after arriving as a highly-touted recruit out of North Mesquite. So the expectations were high — Delance was an Under Armour All-American and represented a major coupe for the ‘Horns when he committed at the game.

However, Delance’s freshman season was largely wasted in those limited appearances and he fell behind redshirt freshman JP Urquidez in the battle for the role of backing up All-American left tackle Connor Williams.

As a result, Delance was likely headed for a redshirt season on the scout team before getting the inevitable opportunity to compete for the starting role in 2018 after Williams leaves early for the NFL Draft, as is widely expected.

Instead of waiting a year to get a chance to start, Delance will now use his redshirt season sitting out as a transfer before competing for the Gators.