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Monday, September 16, 2013
ESPN Jr. 300 Mack still eyeing TAMU, LSU

By Damon Sayles

ESPN Junior 300 defensive tackle Daylon Mack (Gladewater, Texas/Gladewater) didn’t make the trip to Kyle Field for Saturday’s Texas A&M-Alabama showdown. But he kept his eyes glued to the TV.

He noticed what any competitive defender would see. Points. And lots of them.

“Their defense needs help,” Mack said. “They had no pass rush at all.”

Fortunately for the Aggies, Mack is more than willing to assist if given the chance to step on the field in College Station, Texas. The No. 10 player in the ESPN Junior 300 and the top-ranked 2015 prospect in Texas, Mack wasn’t thrilled with the Aggies allowing 49 points to Alabama -- or the Aggies allowing an average of 36 points in three games.

However, Mack still is a fan of the tradition of the program and the coaching staff, and the 6-foot-2, 307-pound tackle feels he can be an asset to the defensive line.

“It doesn’t change my mind,” Mack said, referring to Texas A&M’s defense giving up 568 total yards and 31 first downs. “I feel good about them still. I’m really liking them and LSU right now.”

Nothing’s really changed for Mack, who has expressed dual interest in Texas A&M and LSU for weeks. While the recruiting process is a long way from being over, this weekend could play a big part in one of those schools taking a lead. Mack said he will be in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, as LSU hosts Auburn.