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New school in the mix for Mack

Norfolk, Virginia Norview High School recruit D.J. Mack currently has double-digit offers. The dual threat quarterback has recently seen a new school enter the picture. D.J talks about the new school and his future plans.


Mack is happy with the way things have progressed in his recruitment. “I have 14 offers and a new school has recently started recruiting me. D.J. has been talking with Georgia Tech Coach Bryan Cook. Coach Cook has asked D.J. for his transcripts and has invited him to Atlanta for a visit.

Tech feels that the 6’3”-205 Mack would be a good fit for their spread option offense. “He told me that he would be recruiting me hard.” Mack and Coach Cook also talked about what D.J. could expect from Tech and the value of a Tech degree. “I have looked at the academics at Tech and I really like what I have seen.”

Mack knows about former Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt and feels that he is a similar type quarterback. “I run well and I’m not afraid of contact. I also have a strong arm.” Last year was Mack’s first year at quarterback and he mostly ran the ball. This year he’s been able to show his passing skills with the experienced players he now has on offense.    

D.J. will take the first of his official visits this weekend. Central Florida will be his destination. “I hope to take all of my officials so Georgia Tech could be one of the four remaining visits left." An offer from Tech would put Tech in a favorable position. “I would definitely look hard at Tech.” Tech along with Central Florida and Temple are the three schools that D.J. feels are recruiting him the hardest.

The opportunities that the schools recruiting him offer, outside of football, will be one of the factors that will enter into Mack’s decision. D.J. will also be looking at how comfortable he is with his teammates and the students at the school he chooses. “I also want to have a good relationship with the coaches.” Distance will not be a factor in Mack’s decision.   

A definite date to make his college choice has not been made at this time. Mack feels that if he had made his choice a month ago, a school like Tech may not have been recruiting him now. “All I can say is that I want it done before signing day. I might make my decision right after the season ends" D.J will look to his parents for guidance in making his decision.

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