High school football recruit de-commits from OU

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2015 7:35 am

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) – A top high school football recruit has de-committed from the University of Oklahoma after several members of a campus fraternity participated in a racist video.

Jean Delance is a junior at North Mesquite High School in Texas. He told KTVT television and KRLD-AM in Dallas-Fort Worth that he would not attend Oklahoma.

The chant in the video, among other things, said black students would never be admitted to the school’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In the television interview, Delance described the video as "very disturbing" and described the people in it as "uneducated."

Delance told the radio station he was disappointed that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops didn’t alert him of the situation.

Stoops joined his players as they walked in silent protest instead of practicing on Monday.

 

Latest Stories

OU Names New Dean of the College of Allied Health

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Oklahoma announced today the appointment of Jane Endsley...

Tenth Amendment Issues Scheduled for House Floor Discussion

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Bill 1236 sponsored by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, and Rep. Mark...

Oklahoma Citizens’ Protection Act heads to full Senate

 OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill to clarify and strengthen penalties for those who commit crimes during...