The recruiting process began early for four-star Klein (Texas) Oak linebacker Josh Mabin. After he emerged as a standout defender in his sophomore year, college coaches quickly took notice and he became a hot target for the 2014 recruiting class.
As the summer months approach and camp invitations are extended Mabin finds himself with many opportunities. He also finds himself with a top three.
"My top three are Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M," Mabin said. "They stood out the most to me because they came along early in the recruiting process and they put me in a role where I could benefit and help the team succeed."
When asked to expound on his top three, Mabin swiftly continues.
"I'm going to start with Oklahoma State because they were the first one to offer," Mabin said. "Coach Glenn Spencer, he seems so sincere to me. He's kept around this long since sophomore year early on. He knew I had a knee injury and that meant nothing to him because he knows the recover process. He's told me day-by-day I'm what he wants and they'll make a spot for me.
"Baylor is the same. My sister went to Baylor and studied pre-med and it's close to home with great facilities and it's a great place to be.
"With A&M I went on a junior day. I went to their Friday Night Lights. They have it going over there. I love the way that coach Sumlin is running things and I love the atmosphere they have there. Also I have a couple of alumni Klein Oak players there that I played with that go there. I feel at home there."
Out of his top three Texas A&M is the only one yet to offer, but Mabin hopes to change that in the near future.
"They came to our spring game a week or two ago and they said they were very pleased with what they saw but they're not going to make anymore linebacker offers until their camp. So I'm going to go to camp (June 9) and try to get an offer."
In addition to his plans to stop by Texas A&M, he plans to stop by the Baylor camp on Saturday at Cypress (Texas) Falls in the Houston-area.
As for a decision, he continues to take things in. Right now, he believes he could wait until football season, but if the right school and fit come along he is not counting out a summer time decision.