Recruiting: Horns Extend Another DL Offer

Corpus Christi Carroll DL Pryce Macon has been receiving interest from big-time programs throughout his recruitment and he has now added an offer from the Longhorns. He spoke to Inside Texas about his recruitment, how he received the offer, and his interest level in Texas.

Pryce Macon is receiving interest from some major Big 12 powerhouses. "I have been offered by Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, TCU, Colorado, and Arizona. Overall, right now I'd have to say that Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma are a little bit ahead of Colorado and Arizona." Macon, who told back on June 8 that an offer from the Horns was imminent, received his official offer from Texas through a written letter in the mail just a few days after he participated in UT's June 5 mini-camp.

"The Camp went great," Macon said. "I had a chance to talk to Mack Brown and Oscar Giles (Defensive Ends Coach). Overall, it just went real good." One particular camp participant happened to jump out at Pryce. "Eddie Jones would have to be the player that really impressed me," he said. "He really stood out to me."

The big-time DL is currently being recruited by Texas Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Duane Akina. "I haven't had a real opportunity to get to know Coach Akina, but he seems to be a great guy. He's real nice and actually kind of quiet. He has come to one of my practices to watch me."

Macon has had a few opportunities to talk to Texas Head Coach Mack Brown as well. "Coach Brown is just a real nice guy. I'd really like to play for someone like him."

What else does Pryce like about Texas? [Laughs] "What is there not to like about Texas?" he said. "They have a great tradition and are perhaps the best school in the state, period."

Pryce offered his thoughts on the current DE/DT situation at Texas and the rapidly filling Class of 2006. "I'm not concerned about the Texas DE/DT situation," he said. "I'm not scared of competition either. The best player is going to play regardless of who's there."

Macon has participated in a few camps thus far. "Last season, I went to an LSU Camp," he said. "This season, I have attended a Camp at Texas and I also participated in the US Army All-American Combine." The US Army All-American Combine is held in San Antonio, TX and sponsored by Pryce will be attending a Camp at Oklahoma on June 28th.

The school Macon chooses will have a few qualities. "I want to fit into the schemes at the school I choose," he said. "I want a school in a good location, somewhere that I can see myself waking up every morning. Just really an overall good environment. All of the schools recruiting me so far are all great academically so that isn't a problem."

"My decision will come before football season," he added. "Maybe even sooner if I feel comfortable about a certain school."

Last season at Carroll, Macon (self reported 6-1.5, 260, 4.69) piled up some very impressive statistics. "I had 57 tackles, 20 sacks, 1 INT, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries," he said. "I see myself as an explosive and quick player." He shared his goals for the upcoming season with IT as well. "This season I want to make the State Playoffs and go as far as we can in it. I also want to be All-State." Macon and his teammates finished with a 6-4 record last season in the Texas Class 5A Division.

Macon carries a 3.2 GPA and an SAT score in the 1300s.

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