Georgia LB picks Louisville

Jacarthy Mack, a promising 6'3 linebacker from King H.S. in Lithonia, Ga., verbally committed to Louisville on Wednesday, choosing Charlie Strong's program over offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Wake Forest and ECU.

Jacarthy Mack, a promising 6'3 linebacker from King H.S. in Lithonia, Ga., verbally committed to Louisville on Wednesday, choosing Charlie Strong's program over offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Wake Forest and ECU.

"I have committed to Louisville," Jacarthy Mack told Scout.com Thursday morning. "I had been talking to the coaches and they made me feel comfortable. I also like their defensive scheme and how it's not too far from home."

Mack spoke with Charlie Strong and several members of the Louisville coaching staff Thursday morning about his commitment.

"Jacarthy informed me that he talked with Louisville was going to commit to them," MLK coach Mike Carson told InsideTheVille.com. "And he went on and did that because he felt that was the best fit for him in terms of what they do scheme-wise and looking at their depth chart he felt like if he worked hard he'd have an opportunity to contribute as a freshman."

Carson said Mack hasn't visited Louisville yet, but the promising linebacker is expected to attend the Cardinals spring practice during spring break.

"I know he's going to get up there in the next couple weeks," Carson said.

Though he played defensive end last season after transferring to MLK, Carson said Mack will move to outside linebacker for his senior season.

"He came to us from Southwest DeKalb," Carson said. "He played defensive end for us and started all 13 games. He was our fifth leading tackler. He's a long rangy kid, probably about 190 pounds. He has a good frame that he could put on 20-30 pounds and is probably going to project as an outside linebacker. He was a major contributor for our defense and helped us turn around our defense."

Louisville assistant Kenny Carter has been recruiting Mack and visited his school before National Signing Day. Carson said Mack had been getting, "tons of mail from the Cardinals" before he made his commitment to Strong's program.

"He's one of our leaders next year," Carson said. "He's definitely going to be a tremendous asset for Louisville."

Mack is the fourth commitment in Louisville's 2012 recruiting class, joining four-star recruits Kyle Bolin and Ryan White and Donel Elam, a safety from Orange Park, Fla.


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