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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Aggies still eyeing 2014 LB Mabin

By Sam Khan Jr.

Spring (Texas) Klein Oak High School has a handful of prospects in the 2014, 2015 and even the 2016 classes and plenty of college coaches have made their way to the school in the north Houston area to evaluate them this spring.

One of them is 2014 inside linebacker Josh Mabin, who continues to add schools to his offer list.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound prospect has offers from Baylor, Boise State, Colorado, Houston, Illinois, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Washington State. There are a pair of schools that have showed interest in him for months that have yet to offer: Texas A&M and LSU.

The Aggies sent linebackers coach Mark Hagen by Klein Oak last week to see Mabin play.

"It went really well," Mabin said. "We had a really great practice overall as a team; everybody was shining. [Hagen] said he really enjoyed watching me play. He said he's going to come up for my spring game this Thursday."

Klein Oak got an earlier start than most on spring practice, so the Panthers will wrap up spring ball on Thursday. Mabin said Hagen will be accompanied by Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder at the Panthers' spring game.

"That's big time," Mabin said. "I get a chance to show the staff what I'm capable of. I'm trying to sell myself."

The Aggies continue to target linebackers after one of their prime targets, 2014 inside linebacker Zach Whitley Jr., committed to Alabama earlier this month. Arkansas, Nebraska and TCU are also among the schools that have come by Klein Oak in recent weeks to see Mabin and his teammates.