Mack Looking Around

Big offensive lineman Eric Mack talks about his experience at the Under Armour game and about recruiting.

St. Petersburg, Fla.--The Under Armour All-American Game on Saturday had a decided Auburn flavor with commitments Michael Dyer, Dakota Mosley and Antonio Goodwin on one side of the field and Jake Holland, LaDarius Owens and Cody Parkey on the opposite side.

While the commitments all had nothing but positive things to say about their time at the game and for the week, much of their time was spent bonding and preparing for the fall when they arrive in Auburn as part of what is turning out to be a very good class put together by Coach Gene Chizik and his staff.

Eric Mack blocks during the Under Armour All-American Game.

Things aren't done just yet though as several more spots remain open for the 2010 class and the commitments took it upon themselves to try to bring guys on board. One of the players they spent a great deal of time with was offensive lineman Eric Mack from South Carolina. A commitment to the Gamecocks, Mack has consistently shown interest in Auburn's program and he says that continues after his trip to Florida.

"Everything went good," Mack tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I got to meet a lot of new people. I basically hung around with Dyer, LaDarius and Dakota. It was a good experience for me."

With South Carolina offensive line coach Eric Wolford gone to Youngstown State, things got a little bit murkier for Mack who says that has him looking around some as signing day approaches.

"I'm still committed, but with the coaching change I've opened it up a little bit more than what I was," Mack says. "Right now I'm just looking around trying to see if South Carolina is the one for me or if Auburn or Florida is it. It's just those three."

There is little question that Auburn will be in it until the end for Mack based on his relationship with the other commitments in the game and the lack of depth up front for the Tigers. He says that there is something else he likes about the program at the moment as well.

"I just like everything about Auburn," Mack says. "At Auburn they make you feel like you're at home. That's a good thing for me. I'm a big family man. I want to go wherever I feel comfortable."

Saying he feels like he improved a great deal as a senior, Mack showed that improvement in Saturday's game as the starting left guard for the winning team along with teammates Holland, Owens and Parkey. He also showed some versatility by playing right guard as well.

Ranked as one of the top offensive line prospects in the country by Scout.com, Mack's recruiting will be one that will get a lot of attention in the coming weeks but he says it's going to the end for him.

"It's going to be signing day for me," Mack says. "I'm going to wait until then."


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