Mack sees "different Michigan State"

2016 Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers wide receiver says visit was probably best game visit yet for him. He talks the Spartans and other top schools.

Saturday provided a nice opportunity for Austin Mack, as the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers junior wide receiver had the chance to see two of his top five schools: Michigan State and Ohio State.

The pair are joined by Tennessee, UCLA and Stanford in his top group and while he had visited Ohio State twice this year, this was his first venture to East Lansing.

“That was probably the best game I’ve been to yet,” Mack said. “That was real fun. It was a different Michigan State it felt like. The new additions, the whole atmosphere there. The fans were a lot different than last year. It was a great experience.”

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver said the difference stemmed from the environment opposed to what he experienced in a game visit to Michigan State last season.

”I felt like the fan base wasn’t the same as it was this year,” he said. “It was hard to explain. I don’t think the game was as live as it was Saturday. It was just awesome. The organization and the way they treated us was great. The new additions were all sweet.”

It continued into the on the field play, even with the loss to Ohio State.

“Their program is so solid,” he said. “They just work and they grind. They came up short Saturday, but they work so hard. It won’t do anything to the program. I feel like they’re still going in the right direction.”

He left impressed with the play of the receivers on both sides, as he noted he enjoyed seeing Tony Lippett and MacGarrett Kings for Michigan State and that Ohio State’s receivers took over a game for the first game this season.

Next up – pending a playoff run for Bishop Luers – Mack could make a visit to Tennessee and another visit to Ohio State.

The Vols are one of the latest to offer, while more interest has been coming around of late and it could result in spring visits.

Mississippi State wants me and some starting to get really interested in me are Stanford and UCLA,” Mack said. “I could possibly make moves to get out there this spring.”

Mack plans to make a commitment next summer.

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