Columbia, S.C.--One of the busiest prospects in the South this summer has been talented defensive end Mack Frost from Spring Valley High. Taking trips to camps to at least two schools in both the SEC and ACC, the 6-5, 245-pounder with 4.65 speed in the 40-yard dash says he's gotten a better feel for what it's going to take to get to the next level and play major college football. "I've been to a lot of camps this summer," Frost tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I've been to Auburn, Virginia, Maryland, Florida and South Carolina. It showed me what I need to improve on and what kind of competition I'm going to have on the next level. That's what I was expecting to see, especially the competition."
Although he was unable to take part in Auburn's camp last weekend, it was hard to miss the towering Frost standing on the side with equally talented teammate, offensive lineman Leon Hart. Watching fellow defender Anthony Davis do well in drills at defensive end as well as spending time catching up with former high school teammate Travis Williams, Frost took in the sights and says Auburn is one of the schools he's considering in the early going of what is expected to be a heated recruiting battle.
"I don't have any favorites yet," Frost says. "In a month or even less I'm going to have my top five. Right now I'm looking at Virginia, USC, Florida, Maryland and Auburn along with several others.
"I do like the work ethic at Auburn. It's something that is based on similar things to what my school does. I know they work pretty hard down there because I talk to ‘Trav" a lot. He tells me it's more like Spring Valley in terms of working hard."
A three-year starter for Spring Valley at defensive end, he had a dominant junior year. Playing opposite Davis, he totaled 87 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and 10 pass deflections. After playing basketball as a junior, Frost says that he's going to concentrate on just football this year and will actually see some time at tight end in addition to his defensive duties.
A college football fan who loves to experience new things, Frost says that he's already decided two of the games he wants to attend this fall. The first will be on Aug. 30 when Georgia and Clemson face off in one of the South's most intense interleague rivalries. Later in the year he plans to attend the ultimate rivalry game when Alabama comes to Auburn for the annual Iron Bowl. If the Tigers are still in the hunt late in the game, the trip could have a big impact on his college choice when signing day rolls around in February of 2004.
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