It’s been a long time since the Florida Gators pulled a big time prospect out of the state of Texas. If things go the way they are hoping, they could change that in one big move. Gladewater (Tx.) five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack is currently committed to Texas A&M, but has opened up to the possibility of changing that pledge to Florida.
“Well I’ve always liked Florida,” Mack said Thursday night. “They were my favorite school growing up and I had other schools that I was considering, but I want play in the SEC and I want to play for a top defense.”
The Gators have had a top ten defense since Weill Muschamp took over the team three years ago. Their penchant for putting defensive linemen in the NFL also has Mack looking hard at the Gators. Brad Lawing coaches the defensive line and has had a big impact as well.
“Coach Lawing has been doing great with defensive linemen,” Mack said. “He is great. He told me I had the best high school tape he has seen in his 35 years of coaching and that made me feel real good.”
Mack is friends with current and recent Florida commitment George Brown. He plans on visiting Florida with his good friend.
“I think I am going to visit for the LSU game because my bro George Brown is visiting for that game,” he said.
Mack says he will be watching the Aggies and the Gators this season and good defensive play will important for his decision.
“Defensive performances from my two schools will play a huge factor,” he said.
He has seen the reaction from Gators fans on Twitter and understands that the fans are pumped to see their team with a shot to land the monster 6-foot-1, 330 pound lineman.
“I am stoked about them too,” he said about the fans.