Tigers all over Mack

Like most years, offensive line will be an important position again in LSU's 2010 class, and the coaches have already began scouring the country trying to find talented linemen. One that is already on their radar is Eric Mack from Saint Matthews, South Carolina.

At 6-3, 318 pounds, Mack has the size to play in college already. With his junior football season now wrapped up, he will start focusing on improving his athleticism by playing other sports.


"Our season went well," Mack said. "We made it to the second round of the playoffs, although we would've liked to have gone further. I thought I did pretty good. And now with football over I am playing basketball. Once that finishes I'm going to throw the shotput and discuss for the track team."


Mack credits his success as an offensive lineman to playing with the tenacity of a defensive lineman.


"I'm an offensive lineman with the mind of a defensive lineman," he said. "I know what I have to do, and I just do it. I like run blocking because I like pancaking people. It doesn't really matter to me what position I'm playing as long as I get to play. I do need to spend some time working on my kick step though."


Mack's performances and abilities up to this point have been enough to garner him some early offers and attention from some of the top schools in the nation


"Right now I have offers from South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Clemson, and Wake Forest," he said. "Kentucky came to watch one of my games this year. USC came by too when they watched my teammate Alshon Jeffrey. North Carolina State and Maryland have invited me to their junior days. And Georgia actually just came by yesterday and invited me to their junior day on the 31st. I'll probably go check that out with my mom."


Another school Mack is hearing from is LSU, and he seems to have a mutual interest in the Tigers.


"I get letters from LSU almost every day," Mack said. "Coach Stud is recruiting me. Hopefully I'll be able to make it down there for the spring game."


Despite living a few states away, Mack says he's always had an interest in the Tigers and could see himself fitting in nicely at LSU for the next four years.


"I was at the South Carolina game this year, and I thought they played well," Mack said of the Tigers. "They didn't really seem to have any standout players, but they came away with the win and that's all that matters. They should be pretty good next year."


"I think I could go there and perform to my top level as a player and as a student," he continued. "Most of my family actually liked LSU growing up."


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