Mack, who earned an offer from Louisville last month at the Cardinals football camp, told InsideTheVille.com Monday that the odds are "very strong" that he'll commit to UofL on that trip.
"I'm coming back up to Louisville on the [July] 16th," Mack said. "I'm thinking about committing on the 16. I just wanted to show my mom. I really like Louisville a lot."
What does Mack's mother think about the idea of her son verbally committing to play football for Louisville?
"She wants me to wait but she knows it's the right place for me because I'm talking about it every day," Mack said. "I really like the coaching staff, the atmosphere and the players are real cool. And I think I can play my freshman year."
Since attending the Cardinals football camp last month, Mack has maintained with Louisville assistant Mike Groh, his primary recruiting contact with the Cardinals.
"He's just waiting for me to come up there on the 16th," said Mack, who termed his relationship with Groh as "real good." "My mom thinks he's a good man who will look after me when I'm up there."
Kevin Green, Mack's high school teammate, will also visit the Cardinals on the 16th. Green, a two-star linebacker/safety with 4.6 forty speed, also attended the Cardinals camp last month but is still waiting for an offer from Charlie Strong's coaching staff.
"If he does get the offer we're thinking about going together up there," Mack said.
If Mack commits on his visit, he would be the second 2011 offensive line pledge for Louisville, joining Florida OL Mike Romano. Mack is rated the 9th best prospect in Tennessee according to one recruiting service.