Top recruit de-commits from Oklahoma after racist video

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Posted: Mar 09, 2015 7:27 PM

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.