- Gerry Hamilton, ESPN Staff Writer
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Offensive tackle Jean Delance, the No. 89-ranked prospect in the Class of 2016, has trimmed his list.
After considering nine schools for most of the summer, the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game selection announced a Top 5 on twitter Wednesday.
— Jean Delance (@JeanDelance74) July 29, 2015
Prior to releasing his Top 5 publicly, the nations No. 7-ranked offensive tackle broke down the five with RecruitingNation.
Alabama: Alabama is in it definitely because coach Nick Saban gets the job done. Coach [Billy] Napier recruiting me consistently even before they offered me and that means a lot. We talk just about every other day.
Michigan: Coach [Tim] Drevno came out to my practice and absolutely fell in love with me. I like the way the staff coached at the satellite camp I attended and coach [Jim] Harbaugh has been in the NFL, and knows how to get players there. I like Michigan a lot.
Ohio State: They have been there from Day 1 with me. I know I would love the atmosphere, and they are a national championship program. I know coach Urban Meyer knows what it takes to win and how to prepare players.
Texas A&M: They kind of fell into the mix late. They have been one of my favorites and they have a lot of good players down there. I know I’ve got to visit there soon. I also know they need a tackle to help close out the offensive line class. I know the twins Austin and Riley Anderson, and talk to them every couple of weeks.
Texas: I have a couple of friends there in Malik Jefferson and Charles [Omenihu]. Coach Charlie Strong is going to take care of you once you get to Texas. He will treat you like a son. I know he is going to take care of me off the field if I go there.
Prior to trimming the list, Florida State, LSU, Auburn and USC were among the programs Delance strongly considered.
Delance, the No. 14-ranked prospect in the state of Texas, plans to make a decision in late November or early December with an official visit to Michigan in the works for the Ohio State game Nov. 28.
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