Last season, Mack played at Charlotte Independence but found himself looking for a challenge. As a result, he moved back a grade, found a private school and is writing his own history as we speak.
"The private school opens up more opportunities," Mack said. "I wanted to get a little ways from home. I wanted to start somewhere else. The reclassifying helped me out getting my name out there with colleges."
He's done more than gotten his name out, Mack has blossomed into a high-major prospect. On Monday, Miami coach Frank Haith watched Mack.
"He loved me," Mack said. "They've offered me. Right now it's between [Miami] and Florida State. Both of them came to see me and both of them offered me. I like both programs. I love Leonard Hamilton and I like Coach Haith."
Florida and Charlotte in addition to Virginia Tech have shown considerable interest as well. However, it's this pair of ACC foes from the same state that has ascended above the rest of the pack. How does a kid like Mack differentiate between the two programs?
"I think it's going to be decided by which one I like when I visit the both of them," Mack said.
Mack will run with the Metro Hawks out of New York this spring and summer. At some point he'll pick a college and we'd be surprised if he played anywhere but the ACC.
"I want to play in the ACC," Mack said. "I grew up watching ACC basketball. I don't see myself anywhere else but the ACC."