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5-star DT Daylon Mack taking official visit to Texas

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The wild recruitment of the disruptive defensive tackle has taken another major turn.

Daylon Mack at The Opening
Daylon Mack at The Opening
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Two days of rumors surrounding Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack have finally resulted in some actual news -- the consensus five-star prospect will arrive in Austin on Friday for an official visit with the Texas Longhorns, according to multiple reports.

The 6'0, 330-pounder 2015 Under Armour All-American was supposed to take an official visit to see the Auburn Tigers, but ended up cancelling those plans.

The positive news comes less than two weeks after Mack apparently dropped the Longhorns in favor of the Tigers when he decided not to visit Austin and trip to Auburn instead.

Now the pendulum has swung back in favor of head coach Charlie Strong and his staff. Mack's relationship with Texas early enrollee linebacker Malik Jefferson probably helped the Horn secure the first trip to Texas for Mack in some time.

And it appears that it was not insignificant that Mack followed defensive coordinator Vance Bedford early in the week.

With five-star running back Soso Jamabo already on campus and the looming potential of five-star quarterback Kyler Murray flipping from the Aggies and bringing four-star wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge with him, there could be some major potential Longhorns recruiting momentum building with only a few days remaining until prospects put pen to paper on National Signing Day.

Texas has long been striving to get Mack on campus in an effort to showcase the program and remind him why he had such an affinity for the program in his younger years.

That time is now.

let's ride