SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- At 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, 2016 Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers wide receiver Austin Mack continues to catch the eye of college football programs.
Recently receiving his first scholarship offer of the recruiting process from the Indiana Hoosiers, Mack had a feeling his play had impressed enough but still couldn’t believe the news once it happened.
“I was very shocked and surprised,” Mack told GoBlueWolverine. “I know I deserved it and I know I came out and showed out, but it was a great experience.
“The (wide receiver coaches) said they would offer me that day but it wasn’t up to them. The head coach came around and he was like, ‘we’re going to offer you.’ I mean, I was like, ‘you’re offering me?’ It was awesome, especially now because I know I don’t have to pay for college so now I can relax about that, but keep preparing for hopefully more offers to come my way.”
Making his way out to Southfield (Mich.) high school to compete at Sound Mind Sound Body this past weekend, Mack was ready to prove just how skilled he is in front of the various coaches in attendance.
“I came here determined,” said Mack. “I was hoping to get some more looks.
“When I got here it was different. They had a lot of people speak and by the time we got on the field, I was ready to go. The agility went well, everything went well individually, and then we did one on ones. We got some new gear. It was awesome.”
While Mack hasn’t heard from the Wolverines just yet, he did have an encounter with one of Michigan’s coaches, letting him know he’ll be on their radar.
“One of the coaches came up and talked to me,” said Mack. “He knew me, and I didn’t know him so that was pretty exciting.”
With a goal of earning five scholarship offers by the time summer comes to an end, the Sound Mind Sound Body Academy did nothing but help a very talented, well put together, young wide receiver with a bright future.
“You can’t just go anywhere and work out with the wide receiver coach from Michigan or Michigan State or Indiana or any of these colleges,” Mack said. “It’s something I’ll be thankful about and blessed that I was able to come here.”