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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Early Offer: Lack of results hurting Horns

By Jeremy Crabtree

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Texas not making the top four for 2015 star Daylon Mack is an interesting -- and troubling -- development; the top player in Texas is scheduled to announce next week and everything is looking good for the Aggies; and Washington adds a four-star lineman, which could help give the Huskies recruiting momentum before Oregon comes to town.

Texas not making the cut
The recruiting battles between Mack Brown and Bob Stoops over the years have been epic. But I find it interesting that neither Oklahoma nor Texas were able to crack the top four for blue-chip junior defensive tackle Daylon Mack (Gladewater, Texas/Gladewater). Mack, who is the No. 10 prospect in the 2015 class, said Texas A&M, LSU, Notre Dame and Oregon were his top four schools and he’s “really set on those four moving forward.” OU is pursuing Mack, but the Sooners have also offered a number of other national 2015 DTs like Jacob Daniel (Fresno, Calif./Clovis North), Tim Settle (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson) and Breiden Fehoko (Honolulu, Hawaii/Farrington). Texas’ absence was noticeable. Mack not including the Horns is statement on how recruits are viewing the program now. Until the future of Mack Brown is sorted out, look for more and more elite 2015 kids to keep Texas from the top of their lists.

Top player in Texas ready to decide
Five-star defensive end Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas/Martin) will announce his decision Oct. 19 from a final five of Texas A&M, TCU, Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama. As indicated on the RecruitingNation Hot Board all signs continue to point toward the Aggies landing the commitment from the top player in the Lone Star State. “I’d do a back flip if it’s not Texas A&M,” a coach close to Myles’ recruitment said. “They’ve had him locked up for a while now between all of his visits to College Station and the official he took.” The coach said TCU is running second with Myles, and former Martin teammate Devonte Fields is doing his best to get Myles to join him in Fort Worth.

Huskies add line depth
Days before its biggest home game in years, Washington landed a commitment from four-star two-way lineman Natrell Curtis (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe). Curtis, who is 6-foot-2 and 304 pounds, is ranked as the nation’s No. 21 offensive guard, but the Huskies are hoping to start him out on the defensive side of the ball. No matter which side he ends up on, the Huskies are happy to add depth along the line, and his commitment could give Washington a shot of recruiting momentum before Oregon comes to town on Saturday.