Southall, who is rated as the No. 8 defensive tackle in Texas for the 2016 class, Nelson and Siggers all hold offers from Texas Tech.
Jaylin Nelson said he "liked the visit a lot. They had a good movement up there. I felt a good vibe between coach Jones and a lot of the coaches. I really liked the visit, myself."
Mayes had a great experience as well.
"It was a nice experience. That was my first college visit, actually. They treat you like family. Talking to coach [Emmett] Jones made me really comfortable. It's all a family atmosphere, and I really like it."
Southall tweeted out he enjoyed the visit as well.
The prospects did a lot of driving - they went to Lubbock and back in one day. "We thought we were gonna have to stay the night, but we got out just in time to make it home," Nelson said.
I had a great time . pic.twitter.com/RIttAiAfk3— Marcel_Southall (@marcel_southall) August 8, 2015
Lubbock isn't what they expected. Jaylin Nelson in particular was pleasantly surprised by the visit.
The prospects arrived in Lubbock at around 2pm. They got to tour the campus and speak with an academic adviser.
Mayes was impressed by the academic support Texas Tech offers its student-athletes.
"They talked about school and other stuff than football, from a college standpoint. It made me feel really comfortable around everybody, like I was a part of the Tech family. There was an academic adviser who works hands-on with everybody that goes through the program."
Then, they visited the facilities and got to check out the uniforms. After that, they got to watch film with the coaching staff and see a practice firsthand.
The practice was very energetic. "It was very up-tempo and very hyped. It reminded me of a Cowboys practice. They were playing rap," Siggers said.
"They really go at it. They do a lot of hands-on things. Coach Kingsbury, he's a great players' coach. Instead of just instructing people to do this or that, he actually goes through it with the players," Nelson said.
"It was very hands-on. That's what all players like in a coach, being hands-on. They're a very physical defense. When they were doing [a team drill], they got into a little altercation with each other. But afterwards, they were back to family," Mayes related.
The way the staff coached during practice impressed the visitors. "The coaches are very good, very observant. They pay attention to detail. They're really big on the details, on the small things," Nelson said.
Coach Emmett Jones has been instrumental in Texas Tech's recent success in recruiting the DFW. Siggers mentioned what they discussed during the visit: "We talked about how the offense fits me, and how it's really similar to the high school that I go to."
Showing Those Guns ?????? pic.twitter.com/dh77HHBiUn— | NLMB | (@jaylinnelson12) August 8, 2015
Nelson already has a relationship with coach Jones. "He coached at SOC (South Oak Cliff) while I was at DeSoto, so he knows me from playing against him. He knows what I can bring to the table. He's got a lot of connections to the Dallas Metroplex kids, so he has a lot of good input for the Texas Tech coaches. He knows what he's talking about in the games, so I really have a great relationship with coach Jones."
Coach Reginald Samples will be in his first year coaching the Panthers after being hired away from Dallas Skyline, where he finished with a 100-22 record. After building Skyline into a perennial playoff contender, he expects to do the same with Duncanville.
While Nelson may not play this season for the new head coach due to a recent District 8-6A ruling on his transfer, he's excited to work with him.
"Coach Samples, he's really into it as a players' coach. He knows what he's talking about when it comes to the game. He's got a lot of history, a lot of respect. There's a lot of expectations, playing for coach Samples. I like to have a coach that played and knows the game."
There isn't much hype around the program yet, but with some talented athletes in the fold, Duncanville could surprise many around the Metroplex. Siggers is content with letting his play speak for him.
"It's not really a chip [on our shoulders], it's just that nobody has seen us play. Only we know what we can do. We're just gonna show them. Everybody likes to talk noise, we're just gonna talk on Friday nights."
Texas Tech is high on Nelson's list so far.
"I really like Texas Tech. I've always been a fan since Crabtree went through. I like Texas Tech a lot." Mayes also said he could see himself playing there.
Loved the Movement at Texas Tech hopefully making some noise on their radar ?????? #WreckEm— mike (@lulMiquon) August 10, 2015