FRISCO, Texas -- With the jury still out who will end up as No. 1 Midlands recruit when 2015…
Mack still 'wide open'
The University of Texas hosted its first "Texas Stampede" Saturday, a recruiting event that gathered 2014 and 2015 prospects and their families on campus for a day of tours and interaction with the coaching staff and current players. In attendance was touted 6-foot-2, 306-pound 2015 defensive tackle Daylon Mack of Gladewater, Texas. "It went pretty good. It was another good visit," Mack said. It was his second visit to Texas, and his second this summer following his visit to TCU July 19. Mack was previously in Austin in late March for the Longhorns' Sophomore Day. "I think I was impressed more (with Texas) this time around," Mack admitted. "JaMycal [Hasty] and Malik [Jefferson] were the ones I basically hung out with all day." Coincidentally, Jefferson and Mack sit in a tight battle for the top spot in the Midlands region for the Class of 2015. "We actually talked about that," Mack laughed. "We're cool, we're good friends, so it's funny to us that people make it this head-to-head thing. Honestly, though, it doesn't matter who's No. 1. We know what we each bring to the table. We respect eachother." Continuing on the Saturday visit, "I got to spend a lot of time with Coach [Bo] Davis, too. He's cool. I've definitely gotten more comfortable with him." "Comfort" is, in fact, something Mack is closely searching for in a program. "Starting early, a place I feel most comfortable, a place that shows me love and makes me feel wanted, really all those things are important to me, but if I had to single one of them out I'd say the one I feel most comfortable at is what I'm really looking for." Texas indeed brought the comfort, but Mack admitted TCU is not far behind in that category. "At Texas I felt more comfortable because I just knew the staff better, but I got to spend more time with Coach [Gary] Patterson than Coach Mack Brown, so that definitely separated them. TCU stood out because I got a chance to check out the campus and the dorm rooms and classes. Coach Patterson himself showed me around. That was big to me." "Honestly, though, I'm still wide open." Mack looks to visit both Texas and TCU again this fall for games, along with Texas A&M and recent offer LSU. Mack has been to Texas A&M on a few different occasions, most recently for the Aggies' spring game. He has not visited LSU. He concluded, "I have no more visits planned for the summer as of right now. I'm just ready for season." Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers weighs in on both Mack and Jefferson in his Midlands Top 12.
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