Twice now, Gladewater (Texas) defensive tackle Daylon Mack has almost left College Station as the first Texas A&M commit of the 2015 class.
Both times he opted to prolong his recruitment just a little bit longer.
Next week, the 6-3, 300-pounder plans to end it officially. And the choice will be Texas A&M.
A trip to Texas for the spring game didn't produce enough of a boost for the Longhorns to move ahead of the Aggies and a visit to College Station only confirmed why he had almost pledged previously.
Now, all that likely remains is a trip to SMU ($) to check out the Mustangs, though it's hard to imagine that journey changing the school atop his leaderboard. He had mentioned wanting to see Oklahoma and TCU as well ($), but those plans appear to have fallen by the wayside, along with any chance for the Longhorns.
The fact that they play in the SEC ($) has always been a reason cited prominently by Mack, who also wouldn't mind staying close to his home in Gladewater to play his college football:
I feel that if Texas A&M wouldn't have been in the SEC, then Texas would have been my top choice. Playing in the SEC is a really big deal for me and Texas can't beat that. I also liked the fact that Texas A&M was the first school to offer me and they showed me they truly wanted me from early on.
And so the looming first commitment of the 2015 class for the Aggies will be a monster one as the change in conference once again appears to be a gamechanger for Kevin Sumlin and his program.
A childhood Texas fan, Mack is now set to head to the greatest conference in the land.
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