East Texas Weekly Recruiting Notebook

Scout.com recaps recruiting news from the past week in the East Texas region.

The week of Aug. 4-10 was a relatively quiet one in East Texas, but there were a couple of noteworthy happenings on the recruiting trail.

Perhaps the most interesting news of the week came early on the afternoon of Aug. 4. That's when Texas A&M-committed five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack of Gladewater tweeted his intentions to make two official visits this fall: the first to Texas A&M on Sept. 13, then the second Oct. 11 at Florida.

Mack has been committed to Texas A&M since late Oct. 2013 and has been considered the most vocal recruiter of other prospects in the Aggies' 2015 class since that time.

There have been some flirtations with other programs, most notably his mid-March unofficial visit to Auburn, which he thoroughly enjoyed but said afterward that he was still committed to Texas A&M. Following a couple of big Aggie commitments in late May, including that of Allen (Texas) four-star quarterback Kyler Murray, Mack tweeted that he had canceled all summer trips, re-inforcing his role as the Aggies' class of 2015 spokesman. Before that announcement, he was expected to visit multiple SEC West programs, including LSU and Alabama.

Scout ranks Mack as the No. 3 defensive tackle and No. 9 overall recruit nationally in the 2015 class. Mack is also No. 3 in the state behind outside linebacker Malik Jefferson and cornerback Kendall Sheffield.

The other significant news of the past week came down Sunday afternoon, when Nacogdoches 2016 four-star safety Brandon Jones tweeted that he got a new offer from USC.

The Trojans are the 28th program to offer Jones, who Scout ranks as the nation's No. 1 safety and No. 25 overall recruit in the 2016 class.

Jones took recent unofficial visits to LSU and Alabama, which have both offered him, and is expected to visit Texas soon. The Longhorns have yet to offer Jones.

Scout Football Top Stories