Notre Dame offers Mack
Notre Dame extended an offer to its first 2016 in-state prospect on Tuesday. Four-star wide receiver Austin Mack of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers added an Irish offer. "We got there around noon and met with our position coaches and then went to the Gug," Mack said. "They took our measurables, and we ran the 40 and did the vertical." Mack checked in at 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 and 4.51 seconds and he posted a 33-inch vertical score. "After that, we did one-on-one's," Mack said. "Coach (Mike) Denbrock just really wanted me to run a couple of routes in front of Coach Kelly, which I did. After that, he told me it didn't matter what I did. He said I could chill. I think Coach Kelly seeing me sealed the deal for an offer." "Later in Coach Denbrock's office, he told me that I really impressed the coaching staff," Mack said. "He said that I would fit into Notre Dame's system really well and because of that he would like to offer me a scholarship." Mack grew up a self-admitted Irish fan. "Academics at Notre Dame are second to none," Mack said. "A degree from Notre Dame would be up there with Harvard and some of the Ivy League schools. Athletics are up there as well. It would be the best of both worlds." Mack has also reeled in offers from Michigan and Ohio State in the past month. Where do the Irish stand? "I'm keeping everything open," Mack said. "Everyone is even right now, and I'm just enjoying the process." "I couldn't even tell you how all of this feels. I'm just so thankful for everything that I've received so far." Mack plans to return to camps at Michigan and Ohio State later this summer. He also mentioned Michigan State as a school he may visit. Mack is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 12 wide out in the class of 2016.
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