HOUSTON — Grant Delpit recently named a list of finalists, but as everyone knows, nothing is final in recruiting until signing day.
The four-star safety from Houston Lamar released his top 10 three weeks ago, but two new programs have entered the mix.
“I just got offers from Florida State and Michigan, so I may need to look at my top 10 again,” Delpit said. “Those are two big-time programs and I want to check them out. I need to weigh my options with all these offers coming in.”
In addition to FSU and Michigan, Delpit has gained offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame and Southern Cal in the past two months. All five of those schools made his top 10 along with Baylor, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma and TCU.
Noticeably absent were the in-state Aggies and Longhorns, but the nation’s No. 11 safety isn’t tied to Texas.
“Distance doesn’t matter to me,” he said. “I’ve lived in different places, so I could go anywhere. I’m just taking my time and trying to find the school I feel most comfortable with.”
The U.S. Army All-American (watch presentation) visited LSU three times this spring.
“Obviously I grew up liking LSU,” Delpit said. “My family likes the school and I’m close with the coaches there. It’s just a good fit.”
Based on the visits he’s taken thus far, Florida likely sits near the top of Delpit’s leaderboard. He visited the Gators last month for their spring game.
“It was actually better than I thought it would be,” Delpit said. “Their DB’s coach (Torrian Gray) knows his stuff and coach (Jim) McElwain is doing big things at Florida. I’ll definitely be back for another visit.”
Delpit said he also wants to take trips to Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. The 6-foot-3, 181-pounder plans to make his decision after seeing more schools.
“I don’t have a set timetable,” Delpit said. “I just need to take some visits and I’ll figure out it out from there.”
Unless otherwise indicated, recruiting rankings and ratings come from the 247Sports Composite.
Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter @ZachAbolverdi.