Texas A&M is close to another impressive commitment after landing four-star quarterback Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz. Desert Mountain) Monday afternoon, as the Aggies are on the verge of receiving a commitment from Daylon Mack according to Taylor Hamm of GigEm247.
“I’m committed to Texas A&M in my mind. I’m just waiting for my parent to let me make it official,” Mack said. “I talked to coach [B.J.] Anderson today and I told him I’m ready to commit.”
Mack is a 6-foot-1.5, 297-pound defensive tackle from Gladewater, Texas and a five-star recruit in the class of 2015. He currently holds offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas and SMU in addition to Texas A&M, and would be the first 2015 commitment for the Aggies.
Kevin Sumlin’s club was named as the front-runner for Mack in late March, nearly two months after the youngster competed at the Aggies’ Junior Day on Jan. 27 and later attended the A&M spring game in April. This commitment represents a significant shift in Texas, where the Texas Longhorns are once again beaten out for one of the state’s premier prospects.
The lure of the SEC gives A&M an advantage over the Longhorns for in-state prospects because players want to play in the best conference in the nation. You need to have athletic defensive linemen to win in the SEC, and Mack fits the mold and gives Sumlin a building block for the class of 2015 to build around.
With two more seasons of high school in front of him, Mack should be one of the top recruits in the nation by the time he is a senior when he could be around 6-foot-3 or 6-foot-4 and 315-pounds.
Ranked as the no. 2 prospect in Texas, no. 3 at his position and the no. 13 recruit overall in the 247Sports composite rankings, Mack had 62 tackles, 16 for a loss, recovered six fumbles and had six sacks as a sophomore.
His commitment could happen as soon as Thursday, according to Hamm; however, that won’t prevent programs from recruiting him. Texas A&M is well aware of that, but Mack is sold on the Aggies, and I’m betting he’ll bring some of Texas’ finest with him to College Station.