Ex-UCLA RB commit will visit Louisville

The University of Louisville football program will be hosting eight official visitors, including five players already committed to the Cardinals. One of the non-committed prospects is running back Marlon Mack of Sarasota, Fla. Cardinal Authority talked to Mack about his visit.

Sarasota, Fla., Booker High School running back/safety Marlon Mack committed to UCLA in November but said he recently de-committed from the Bruins.

Mack said he's hearing from some other schools and is going to take a look at a few of those before signing day.

And one of those schools is Louisville.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Mack is one of eight prospects making official visits to U of L this weekend and said he is really "looking forward" to learning about the program.

Mack is ranked as the No. 58 running back, according to Scout.com, in the '14 class and is also scheduled to visit Iowa State and is high on South Florida.

Mack confirmed to Cardinal Authority that the new U of L staff is coming after him "very hard." He said he's "very excited" about the visit.

As a senior, Mack ran 186 times for 1,527 yards and 19 touchdowns. He had 1,037 yards rushing as a junior and had over 4,000 all-purpose yards in his final two seasons.

Mack said new U of L running back coach Kolby Smith had recruited him when he was at Western Kentucky. Smith and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee have both been in contact this week.

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