Tigers In The Running For Athletic Defensive End

One of the top defensive football prospects in South Carolina talks about the recruiting process and his visit schedule.

Columbia, S.C.--One of the most talented teams in the South this season was a Spring Valley High squad that featured three players being recruited by many of the top schools in the region. Along with offensive tackle Leon Hart and defensive end Anthony Davis, defensive end Mack Frost has his choice of schools to attend for the next four years and says he's narrowed his choices to five schools heading into the final month of the recruiting season.

"It's been pretty hectic," Frost tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I have had a lot of people calling and coming by, but it will be over with in another month or so. I'm down to my five visits of Maryland, USC (South Carolina), Florida, Virginia and Auburn. I have already visited Maryland. USC is the 10th of January, Florida is the 17th, Virginia is the 23rd and Auburn is the 30th."

Mack Frost

A standout for Spring Valley, Frost had a solid senior season on the defensive line despite constant double-teaming on the corner. The 6-5, 230-pounder with 4.7 speed in the 40-yard dash had 66 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception on the season.

An advantage for Auburn in the battle to land Frost and his teammates from Spring Valley is the presence of Travis Williams on the Tiger roster. A sophomore linebacker, Williams started all but one game this season for Coach Gene Chizik and was Auburn's third-leading tackler on the season. Frost says that Williams will play a big role in his decision should he choose the Tigers.

"Having him there is pretty good," Frost says. "He tells us how the coaches are. It's like a family atmosphere there and having Travis there helps the recruiting pretty much. I came to the Auburn-Alabama game and it was a pretty good experience. Travis took us out after the game and we saw how the students get together after the games. It was wild."

A visitor to Auburn for a summer camp in addition to his experience with the Iron Bowl, Frost has had a chance to see the Tigers in action in person as well as see some games on television. He says his knowledge of the defense is another thing that has Auburn in the running and will keep them in it until the very end.

"I like the defense that they play," Frost says of Gene Chizik's scheme. "The defensive ends get upfield and that's what I like. "

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