Mack Talks TCU Visit

Daylon Mack made his first visit to TCU on Friday and the visit exceeded his expectations.

TCU hosted their last mini-camps of the summer last Friday with several prospects standing out in both the linemen and skills sessions. However, there was one particular player who didn't work out that caught the attention of many; Gladewater, TX 2015 defensive tackle Daylon Mack.

Mack is regarded as one of the top players not only in Texas, but the entire nation for the 2015 class. The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder has offers from some of the top programs in the country; Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and TCU. He added an LSU offer on Friday.

On Friday, it was TCU's turn to impress Mack. It was his first time to visit the Ft. Worth campus and going in he knew he would be impressed but it appears the coaches and campus itself exceeded his expectations.

"I loved it, I visited with the coaching staff and got to sit in Coach Patterson's office," he said. "I really like Coach Patterson as a coach. He's definitely not what I thought he was going to be; and neither is the campus."

"I thought it was going to be small, but I like it. I feel like it's somewhere I could play, I fit in there. I always knew TCU was a good school and you couldn't go wrong if you went there but it turned out to be a great school. I feel like I could be a very good fit here."

Mack went as far to say that TCU's facilities rank with the other programs he's seen up close; which includes Texas A&M and Texas. In fact, he gives the edge to TCU in one particular category.

"They're top notch," Mack said of the facilities. "Their locker room is definitely the best I've seen so far on a college trip. I've been to Texas and A&M and really, TCU has the nicest locker room."

Another aspect of the visit Mack enjoyed was his time spent with veteran defensive line coach and defensive coordinator, Dick Bumpas.

"I liked watching film with Coach Bumpas and the way he breaks things down, I'd like to have a coach like that," Mack said.

Mack has one more visit on his schedule for the summer before he shifts all of his focus to his upcoming season on the gridiron.

"I've got a Texas visit on August 27th and after that I'm shutting it down and getting ready for the football season," he said.

As a sophomore Mack collected 62 tackles, 15 TFL's and 6 sacks, earning him district 16-3A defensive newcomer of the year. He's looking for even bigger numbers his junior season in hopes of helping his team return to the playoffs.

"I want to have 100 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 10 sacks," he said. "But the biggest goal for me is as a team we want to make the playoffs. We haven't made them in three years."


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