Florida Offers Gladewater’s Daylon Mack
Daylon Mack committed to Texas A&M in October, but that understandably has not stopped other schools, including fellow SEC programs, from pursuing the big junior.
Mack tweeted Monday night that his latest offer is Florida, which is the 19th Division I FBS program to offer the 6-foot-1, 311-pound defensive tackle.
Florida is the sixth SEC program to join the battle for Mack with an offer. The Aggies, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, and Ole Miss have also offered Mack. Two Pac-12 programs — USC and Stanford — have offered Mack during the last two weeks. He already held an Oregon offer.
TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Mack tweeted late Tuesday afternoon that Auburn offered him, making the Tigers his 20th overall offer and seventh SEC offer. Six SEC West teams have offered Mack, who lacks only a Mississippi State offer from that division.
Mack committed to Texas A&M on Oct. 21. His 19 offers are the most among East Texas’ 12 prospects in the 2015 class who have at least one FBS offer.
Mack racked up 98 tackles, 35 for loss, five sacks, an East Texas-leading eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one punt block in 2013, helping Gladewater to a 7-7 record and Cinderella four-round playoff run. Only five Bears graduate from the 2013 team. That should make Gladewater a favorite in its new district in 2014.
ETSN.fm recently named Mack to the first team of the 2013 East Texas Super Team. He was a second-team honoree as a sophomore, when ETSN.fm awarded him as the East Texas Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Offensively, Mack ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns in a second-round playoff win against Atlanta, then had 68 rushing yards and one touchdown in the Bears’ regional semifinal win against Gainesville. He finished the year with almost 300 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Mack is widely considered the top East Texas recruit in the 2015 class. He could wind up being East Texas’ most highly-rated prospect since Texas High’s Ryan Mallett in 2007. Scout.com ranks Mack as the No. 9 prospect in the country in the 2015 class. He is 1 of 3 East Texans in the 2015 class who are committed to Texas A&M, joining Whitehouse safety Justin Dunning and Sulphur Springs safety Larry Pryor.
2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 175 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (8)
- Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 — offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
- Key’Vantanie “KeKe” Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 — offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (3)
- Justin Dunning, WR/S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Baylor, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (9)
- Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 — offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — offers from Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (7)
- Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
- Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, USC (18)
- Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 — offer from Houston (1)
- Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offer from Houston (1)
- Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
- Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)