When Urban Meyer and Tom Herman came to Columbus, the Buckeyes started to place a larger emphasis on recruiting the state of Texas, which has some of, if not the best high school talent in the country.
They handed out yet another offer in the Lone Star State today when a scholarship offer was extended to Texas A&M commit and Gladewater (TX) defensive tackle Daylon Mack, who is rated as a five-star player for the 2015 class in the 247Sports Composite rankings. The offer came from Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson about an hour ago.
"Well I've been talking to Coach (Larry) Johnson for about two weeks and he extended the offer today," Mack said of how he received an offer from the Scarlet and Gray.
While he is currently committed to Texas A&M, Mack said he is interested in the offer from the Buckeyes and plans to eventually make the trip to Columbus. He will also have the chance to talk to Urban Meyer sometime next week for the first time.
"I'm interested and (I like) the fact that they are a top tier program and they having a great coaching staff," he told Land-Grant Holy Land. "I will be visiting. Me and Coach Johnson have a great relationship and it's still building and I will get a chance to talk to him next week is what Coach Johnson told me."
Mack even grew up rooting for the Gators and Urban Meyer.
"I was a huge Gator fan when he was there," Mack said. "I'd love to get a chance to meet him."
Even though he's still a solid commitment to the Aggies, there are two schools who remain in the mix to score his commitment.
"I'm solid as of right now and I'm only looking at A&M, Auburn, and Ohio State," Mack said of the status of his commitment to Texas A&M.
When it comes time to make a final decision as for where he will play his college football, relationships will play the biggest role in the decision.
"Just relationship with the staff. I know all three are great schools, but the reason I'm committed to A&M is because of the staff relationship," Mack said.
While right now it seems likely the he sticks with Texas A&M, things could definitely change after he takes his visit to Ohio State somewhere down the road.
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