BRADENTON, Fla. — Grant Delpit is two weeks away from making his college decision, but his recruiting process won’t stop with that commitment.
The 4-star safety from Houston is announcing his pledge on ESPNU at “The Opening” on July 9 or 10.
He revealed the five hats he will have on the table to SEC Country.
“Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU and one more, possibly Florida State,” Delpit said.
Clemson and Florida State both offered Delpit on April 26, but he hasn’t visited either of those schools.
His choice presumably will come down to the four finalists from the SEC. Delpit discussed what he likes about each program.
LSU: “Just the close to home. It’ll be a homecoming for me. I’m from New Orleans and all my family is still there. They pitch DBU. I love Coach (Corey) Raymond and Coach (Les) Miles. They’re laid-back guys, but it’s strictly business when it comes to football and I like that. You’ll get turned into a great football player there. They always put DBs in the first or second round.”
Florida: “Same with Florida. They put two DBs in the first round this year. They have a great coaching staff. Coach (Torrian) Gray knows what he’s doing and his pitch to me is really good. I can play anywhere on the field, so I got more early playing time if I go Florida.”
Auburn: “I just took a visit to Auburn with Coach (Wesley) McGriff over there. It was better than I expected, so I love Auburn a lot. I had fun talking to some of the guys there like Nate Craig-Myers and Kyle Davis.”
Alabama: “Coach (Nick) Saban has it all business over there. They’re all about getting better. They’re always competing for national championships and SEC championships, so you’ll win some rings there.”
LSU is considered a heavy favorite for Delpit, who has been to Baton Rouge several times while only visiting Alabama, Auburn and Florida once.
The 6-foot-3, 181-pound prospect already has a school picked out in his head, but he’s still leaving the door open for others.
“It’s kind of relieving,” Delpit said of his decision. “At the same time, schools that have been recruiting (me) for the longest will be hard to say no to. It’s a bad feeling. But I ever de-commit from a school, they know that they’ll be right there.
“I’m still going to give others a chance. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I’m going to take all five official visits. I’ll be committed, but at the same time I’ll be open to see if anything changes.”
Delpit is ranked the No. 92 overall prospect and No. 9 safety nationally in the 247Sports Composite.