The huge Friday commitments of Mesquite Poteet teammates Malik Jefferson and DeAndre McNeal to the Texas Longhorns has the potential to send tremendous shockwaves down the recruiting trail.
And one of those shockwaves could reach to Gladewater, home of five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack, a long-time Texas A&M commit.
Jefferson, the five-star linebacker and top player in the state of Texas, is friends with Mack, having been a part of the Fab Five group of recruits who planned on going to college together. With Longview running back JaMycal Hasty heading to Baylor, Jefferson heading to Texas, and the other three committed to Texas A&M, that plan hasn't come to fruition, but that probably won't stop Jefferson from reaching out to Mack.
It apparently won't stop McNeal from reaching out to the nation's No. 4 defensive tackle:
DeAndre McNeal: "Daylon Mack is next on our board."— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 19, 2014
The only activity by Mack on Twitter early Friday was a retweet of this tweet from Jefferson:
Have you heard ? #HookEm— Malik Jefferson 4⃣6⃣ (@Official_MalikJ) December 19, 2014
However, Mack did apparently reach out to his close friend moments after Jefferson announced:
Mack has been candid throughout the process about growing up a Texas fan, but hadn't shown much serious interest in the program after the recent struggles and coaching change.
Trips to TCU and LSU this fall have shown that his commitment is not so strong that he's completely shut down the recruiting process. The Tigers will also receive an official visit in January.
What type of recruiting impact could Jefferson and McNeal have on the rest of the class? Exactly the type of impact that makes people in the industry believe that their additions could not just bring in other prospects, but prospects of the caliber of Daylon Mack.
In the immediate aftermath of the early-morning pledges, three predictions came into Mack's Crystal Ball for the Longhorns, which may have been the biggest perceived surge for Texas in Mack's entire recruitment.
Playing college football in College Station just got decidedly less cool on Friday and the Longhorns could be a major beneficiary throughout the rest of the 2015 cycle.