Four-Star Receiver Checks Out UNC

Seth Littrell began recruiting Austin Mack as Indiana’s offensive coordinator. Littrell’s pursuit of the four-star wide receiver didn’t terminate when he left for North Carolina – if anything, it increased.

That interest led Mack, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, and his quarterback at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers, Noah Wezensky, to attend UNC’s Junior Day on Saturday.

“I knew they had a real good system offensively and I wanted to know more about it,” Mack said. “Secondly, they have a good education reputation.”

Mack and Wezensky were the first to arrive for the junior day and were promptly escorted to Larry Fedora’s office.

“He really just emphasized education,” Mack said. “And also, [he talked about] coming in and being able to play as a freshman or sophomore – just coming in and producing. But we were just talking, getting to know him, asked him a few questions about his system and whatnot.”

Afterwards, Mack and Wezensky joined the other junior day attendees and made their way to the Smith Center for the Tar Heels’ basketball game against Georgia Tech.

“It was pretty cool,” Mack said. “I’ve only seen North Carolina on TV, so to see a North Carolina basketball game in person is pretty sweet.

“And all the fans were nice. They came up to us and welcomed us.”

After watching the basketball team’s rout of Georgia Tech, the other junior day attendees, including Mack, returned to the Kenan Football Center for the typical junior day activities – tours, presentations, position meetings, etc.

“The Kenan Football building was nice,” Mack said. “They have everything up in that thing in five stories. I thought that was pretty neat, because some universities have like five buildings and it’s spread out. The campus is gorgeous – it was just kind of cold.”

Mack has also made visits to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.

“Now that I’ve able to travel a bit and get to see some other schools that are farther [away], I’m just soaking it all in” Mack said. “I’m trying to make a business decision.”

That business decision will take place in June. He has over two dozen options (i.e. scholarship offers) to choose from, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, UNC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.

Not only is Mack going to continue to consider UNC, he said he hopes to return to Chapel Hill for a practice.

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