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Gladewater football star attracts top college programs

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) -

It's the first day of pads.  Which makes 6-foot-1, 311-pound junior Daylon Mack look even more intimidating.

"His legs are like tree trunks," said Gladewater linebacker Clint Sorrells.

Built like a Mack truck, Daylon Mack has become one of the most heavily recruited football players in the country.

"Somebody that's that big and can run like he can is as strong as he is going to be an asset to anybody later on," said Gladewater head coach Jerrod Baugh.

ESPN's recruiting services have rated Mack as the top high school junior football player in the state. Mack is ranked number ten in the entire nation.

"It's exciting but I feel like I have more to prove," said Mack.  "So I can stay up there and move up the rankings."

Mack already holds offers from many of top college programs in the nation, including LSU, Texas A&M, Florida State, Texas and defending national champion Alabama.

"I gave my phone to my parents," said Mack.  "I don't even have it. I'm not focused on talking to scouts or being on Twitter. I'm focused on the Gladewater Bears right now."

"I believe it was probably hard early on to keep his focus with a lot of things that was going on, but now I don't think it's an issue," said Baugh.  "I don't believe there's anybody left that can offer him a scholarship, so I think a lot of that stuff is out of the way."

Mack plans on leading the Bears to the playoffs in the tough District of Doom.

"It's a very humbling thing to be one of the top guys in the state," said Mack. "I really want to take care of this team though. Getting to the playoffs would be good for the city."

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