Mackey attends Christiana High in Newark, Del. and is the anchor of an offensive line that has helped junior running back Dallas Brown to 1863 yards rushing with one game left in the season.
"I like a few things about Pittsburgh," Mackey explained. "A lot of NFL scouts come through there to look at players and their head coach used to be in the NFL from what I heard. Being a player in a professional offense would really excite me. Also, when I talked to one of the coaches after a camp this summer he was real cool."
Mackey is hearing from dozens of schools currently and is starting to look at schools to visit after his season. "I'm going to talk to Pittsburgh very soon and try to set something up before the season is done to go see them."