Oklahoma lost a football recruit one day after video surfaced of a fraternity’s racist chants.
Jean Delance is an offensive lineman from Mesquite, Texas, and he had been committed to Oklahoma since last November. He had a good time at Oklahoma’s Junior Day this weekend, and even posted a picture with coach Bob Stoops.
On Sunday, the frat video began appearing online. The next day, Delance de-committed from Oklahoma in a tweet, claiming that it was for “personal reasons” and that it “had nothing to do with the staff and team.”
But Delance later said the real reason he de-committed from Oklahoma was because of the racist video, per Fox4news.com:
“It was very disturbing,” Delance said. “I never thought that stuff was still trendy as much as it was back then or it could keep repeating itself. It was very disturbing. I didn’t like what was going on. I’m glad the way they handled it but that’s still a bad downside to me.”
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops joined his players in a campus protest against the video on Monday.