Mack "geeked" over Michigan State offer

Spartans pull the trigger on Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers wide receiver on Tuesday. He talks Spartans, what he took from the visit and what has him so geeked about adding Michigan State to the mix.

When Austin Mack schedule a visit to Michigan State for Tuesday, he hoped he would leave with an offer.

He did just that as the Spartans pulled the trigger on the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers junior wide receiver, becoming his 11th offer.

”I was so geeked, I couldn’t even tell you,” Mack said. “It really started when I talked to the strength and conditioning coach, Coach (Ken) Mannie, after talking to him I was super stoked about it.”

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver already held offers from Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame among others. On Tuesday at Michigan State, he was put on the phone with head coach Mark Dantonio after a tour Tuesday as the Spartans joined the list.

“It was an honor,” Mack said. “He is a really good dude and respected. He was really cool and talked to me about some things.

”Coach D is a really cool guy and I heard he is the type of guy you can learn a lot of things from and from other people up here. He really knows what he is talking about.”

He also talked with coach Mannie, which he said made his day, as well as former Michigan State wide receiver Bennie Fowler, who was on campus.

“He was just telling me how they win and Coach (Terry) Samuel was talking about the fact they beat Michigan basically every time, so he told me about the success there and that they work really hard,” Mack said.

More importantly, he got to continue building a stronger relationship with Samuel, which was one of the goals Mack had coming into the trip.

“He was with us all day,” he said. “I got a couple new relationships, too. I just got a better feeling for it, especially academics.”

He also saw the new renovations to Spartan Stadium, which includes a locker room and recruiting room, and was invited back in the fall for a game.

“They want me to come up for whatever game I want and I am definitely going to come up as soon as possible,” he said.

As for where the Spartans stand among his offers, he said they are right there with his other major offers.

“Oh yeah,” he said. “I was excited (about MSU) last year, too.”

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