Big Eric Mack from Calhoun County High committed to South Carolina back in July, but since then he's had time to consider his choice and is now taking the time to make sure of his decision. Because of that one of the places he wanted to see was Auburn. Already familiar with the campus and coaching staff after taking a visit for "Big Cat Weekend", Mack says following his visit the Tigers are squarely in the picture for him.
"Everything went very good," Mack tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I liked my visit down there a lot.
"I've got a lot of thinking to do now about my commitment," he adds. "I have to re-think some things. I am still committed, but not like I used to be. I'm just looking at South Carolina and Auburn."
Despite torrential rains before the game that delayed the starting time by just over an hour, the atmosphere was electric for the game against West Virginia with the crowd sticking around to cheer on the Tigers to a victory. Mack says that was the thing that stood out about his visit more than anything.
"It was crazy," Mack says. "That's the loudest crowd I've ever hear. It showed me that Auburn fans, no matter what, will stick behind you."
A massive offensive lineman, Mack would certainly help fill a need area for the Tigers who are expecting to sign at least four at the position this class. With a new offensive system designed to play up-tempo at all times, the need for depth could be huge later in the season and especially in the coming years. Mack says now that he's seen the offense he can't believe how fast it moves at times.
"It's so quick," Mack says. "I knew they were running a fast offense, but it was super-fast. I've never seen anything like that."
Hosted on his visit by Darvin Adams, Mack got to see his player host have a huge night with three touchdown catches to help the Tigers to the win. Mack says because of the weather they didn't have a chance to do much on his visit, but he enjoyed spending time with the sophomore receiver.
"We just chilled basically," he notes. "I just wanted to see a game basically and the Tiger Walk and the eagle fly. I didn't get to see the eagle, but I'm going to try to make another trip down to see things again."