Recruiting in college football never really stops. After wrapping up their 2019 class just a little over a week ago, UofL Football has got the 2020 class jump-started with the addition of 3 Star FL S/CB Ronald Delancy III.
— R.Delancy III (@_TherealkingRjj) February 16, 2019
The 6’0 160 lbs Delancy picked UofL over offers from FIU, FAU, Missouri, Wake Forest, and UCF, among others. He is a product of Miami Northwestern High School, the Alma mater of current UofL player Tutu Atwell and former UofL great Teddy Bridgewater. Frank Ponce was UofL’s primary recruiter according to 247sports.
In reviewing Delancy’s Hudl highlights, he’s a speedy, strong, smart DB that is excellent in coverage and an excellent tackler. Below we will break down some of the traits of his game.
Delancy is fast. His speed shows up on film when he breaks on WRs about to catch the ball or when he’s running stride for stride with them down the sideline. It allows him to be a force in the run game as well as he breaks off a coverage assignment and can get to a ball carrier quickly. Though there are no highlights of him on Special Teams, I can foresee his speed being a great asset to that unit in some capacity.
Delancy is actually quite strong. It enables him to be a really good press coverage CB and a hard hitter when he’s running down hill to level a ball carrier as a S. Quite a few times in his highlight, he simply sends a WR to the ground with one push when pressing. You also see him stonewall RBs when he comes up to make tackles as either a S or CB. He likely can add a little more strength once he gets to college.
Delancy is very good at peering into the backfield and reading a QB’s eyes. It allows him to make plays on the ball and snag interceptions. It also allows him to see run plays and come up to help stop the ball carrier.
When playing off coverage, Delancy is very fluid in his motion. There really is no rigidity. It allows him to change direction quickly and stay with quicker WRs.
Good Tackler and Heavy Hitter
Delancy is an excellent tackler. It shows when he’s playing off the line coverage as a CB. Once a WR catches the ball, he darts to them and makes open field tackles. As a S, he shows he loves to lay hits. He loves to run downhill with a head of steam and crush RBs and WRs alike. He reminds me some of Trumaine Washington. He was a great tackler.
Delancy is a ballhawk. Either at S or CB, he is able to tip and intercept passes a lot like Jaire Alexander did. His ability to read QBs eyes and recognize plays makes him even better. It allows him to know where a ball is going and break off his primary coverage to go snag the ball.
Delancy is a great pickup. His versatility having played both CB and S make him valuable. His size is ideal for S, but could make him a great CB as well. He will do well at either position for UofL. He will be able to intercept passes, help stuff an opponent’s running game, and just create general havoc. Delancy is a guy Bryan Brown or ShaDon Brown will enjoy coaching and do wonders with.