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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Rising junior DT talks favorites, future

By Damon Sayles

For 2015 defensive tackle Daylon Mack (Gladewater, Texas/Gladewater), nothing really has changed in the recruiting process. Of his six offers, Texas A&M is still his favorite.

Mack, however, said two schools right now have the potential to bump the Aggies out of his early top spot.

“I also like Texas and Oklahoma,” said Mack, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound tackle. “I grew up being a Texas Longhorns fan. That’s the main reason for that. With OU, they just have a good football program.”

Mack said he will visit Texas on March 30 and hopes to visit both Oklahoma and TCU sometime this spring. He is being recruited to the Longhorns by offensive line coach Stacy Searels and to the Sooners by wide receivers coach Jay Norvell.

While both Texas and Oklahoma are in the mix, Mack said Texas A&M remains in his top spot for now. He has visited the campus and likes the atmosphere, as well as the direction of the program. Offensive line coach B.J. Anderson is Mack’s primary contact at Texas A&M.

“A&M is a place. It feels like a place I can call home,” Mack said. “Talking to the coaching staff, they told me about their program. They can help me, and I know I can help them.”

Mack finished his sophomore season with big numbers -- 62 tackles, six sacks, and six fumble recoveries. Of those 62 tackles, 16 were behind the line of scrimmage. Mack wants his followers to expect more for the upcoming season.

“I work and play hard,” he said. “I want to show I’m a dominant football player.”