ORLANDO, Fla. — Grant Delpit has been nothing but honest when discussing his recruitment.
In October, he told SEC Country that he planned to officially visit Florida before he did the same to LSU, but those plans took a turn — in the Tigers’ favor.
Delpit committed to LSU over Florida at The Opening Finals in July, but it was closer than most realized. A recent, significant change on the Gators’ coaching staff put to rest any doubt that the 4-star safety would be a Tiger.
“Coach Geoff Collins left, and he was a big reason why I even considered Florida in the first place,” Delpit told SEC Country following Day 3 of the Under Armour All-America Game practices.
“Geoff Collins is now the coach at Temple, and that was a deal-breaker for me. That really solidified things for me. It was LSU and no one else. I’m glad to be a Tiger and I’m glad to be where I’m at now.”
The Under Armour All-American safety will be on LSU’s campus in just over a week’s time, a dream come true for the New Orleans native.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder officially visited LSU on Dec. 10 along with his family — including his grandmother, who still resides in the Crescent City — which in a way put the finishing touches on his recruitment.
“It’s crazy. I’ve dreamed of it, but it’s come quickly to be honest,” Delpit admitted. “The recruiting process has come and gone, and I’m glad to be where I’m at and ready to go to work.”
“I spent the whole weekend just spending time with all of the coaches,” he added. “My whole family came and they really liked it.”
Delpit will enroll at LSU early along with fellow safety pledge JaCoby Stevens. The two will not only compete for playing time in the same secondary, but share a room together as freshmen.
Competition aside, the two have grown very close since they both committed to LSU over the summer.
“It’s friendly competition, and me and JaCoby will actually be roommates,” Delpit said. “It’ll be fun to see who gets that starting job, or if it’s both of us if Jamal (Adams) leaves. I’m just looking forward to going in there and competing. Because we’re going in early, it will be good when I finally get there.”
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