That all changed last week, when U-M defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin stopped by his school for a visit.
“It was [defensive coordinator] D.J. Durkin, he came through,” Mack said. “Michigan is still on my interest level. I haven’t really been in too much contact with them even after signing day. Will just see what happens.”
With Michigan now focusing in on its 2016 class, Mack admits they have a lot of ground to make up. However, he did note he would come up for another possible visit.
“I could come, but I really don’t know his staff and what not,” Mack said. “It could take a while to go through the process again. I was a Brady Hoke recruit. I don’t even know I’m going to be a Jim Harbaugh recruit yet. So will just have to see, I’m going to keep in contact with Durkin and call him just to see what’s happening.”
But if Mack does come for another visit, he says he would like to sit down with Harbugh himself and find out what his vision is for Mack at Michigan.
“I would probably just like to hear what he’s trying to put into the system,” Mack said of his conversation with Harbaugh. “What kind of guys he’s trying to bring in. Because he’s got a lot of work to do. I want to see what kind of recruits he wants. What kind of offense he wants. What he’s trying to make new at Michigan. Just kind of see what is new to come. How I would be utilized in the offense or being that team period.”
Currently, in no particular order, Mack says Ohio State, Michigan State, UCLA, North Carolina and Tennessee are sticking out in his recruitment. He says his planning on visiting OSU for junior day, MSU and North Carolina on Feb. 21. The four-star standout says if does visit Michigan again, he would liek to come up for a spring practice.
“I want to see how they practice,” Mack said. “If I could make it up for spring and see what they are doing. I am definitely up for it. I want to be decided by June 7. That my set commitment date. Depending on how that goes, will have to see. Hopefully I can hear from them more. But, yeah, that’s the goal.”
In the meantime, Mack says he is focused on rehabbing his right shoulder after having off-season surgery.
I am actually rehabbing from my labrum surgery,” Mack said. “Hopefully I can get back and make an appearance at a NFTC [combine] and get an invite to The Opening. That’s what I’m working for.And now just the season.”