Gladewater (Tx.) 2015 defensive tackle Daylon Mack has racked up 20 offers en route to a No. 3 state ranking and No. 9 Scout300 ranking. Six of the seven SEC West programs are among those offers, including Texas A&M, where he committed in October.
But as AUTigers.com's Jason Caldwell reported last week, Mack plans to visit Auburn this weekend.
The 6-foot-1 1/2, 306-pound Mack reiterated Wednesday evening that he remains a "strong commitment" to Texas A&M. He explained his reasoning for the visit to Scout.com. "I did commit pretty early, especially to have this many offers, and so the only schools I really visited were TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M," Mack said. "Maybe it seemed like not a smart idea, but I feel like it was a good idea because I feel like that's where I'm gonna end up in the end."
Nevertheless, Mack added that Auburn's success caught his attention. As AUTigers.com reported previously, Mack reached out to Auburn.
"They're the SEC champs. They have a great D-line history. Coming off the season they just had, the direction of the program they have is fantastic," Mack said. "It being my birthday weekend, it seemed like a good time to go down and visit."
But he emphasized that he does not plan to visit anywhere other than Auburn or College Station this spring.
Mack, who had 35 tackles for loss and eight forced fumbles as a junior, is a headliner in the Aggie 2015 recruiting class that includes seven players rated in the Scout300, including fellow East Texans in safeties Larry Pryor and Justin Dunning.