Wesleyan's Charles Mack, a defensive back out of Norcross, GA has been receiving plenty of interest after he finished his junior season with 71 tackles, three interceptions, and 6 pass deflected, with three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
"Aggressiveness & pass coverage are my best assets as defensive back," said Mack. "My favorite thing to do is to hit somebody and make big plays!"
The 6-foot-1, 188 pound prospect found out his hard work paid off when he landed his first offer from USF on Monday.
"I got the offer from USF today and it feels great," said Mack. "USF is a great program and I'm glad they laid the offer on the table."
Mack visited USF last week and found out about the offer when USF secondary Coach Rick Smith called and delivered the news.
"Coach Smith said that I'm everything they are looking for in a DB, I have size, speed and I'm aggressive and I will be a great addition to the team," said Mack. "He told me they were going to offer me and also said he will be coming to watch me in the spring."
Mack said that getting that first offer from USF is something he'll never forget.
"You never forget your first so this will stick with me forever," said Mack. "I will always remember who believed in me first and gave me a chance."
The Wesleyan prospect took a visit to Tampa the last week of March to check out what USF had to offer and liked what we saw and heard.
"The USF visit went real well and I had a good time," said Mack. "They took us on the tour of the weight room, coach's room, locker room, and team meeting room, and watched film with coaches."
"I loved it," said Mack. "The campus is wonderful and the athletic facilities are on the best in the nation. Very top notch."
The defensive prospect got to spend a good amount of time with Coach Smith and the USF coaching staff.
"I watched film of practice with Coach Smith and then talked for about 30-45," said Mack. "He said I passed the eye ball test and he was impressed with my physical abilities."
"I liked the staff a lot. They are honest and men of integrity," said Mack. "Coach Rachel is a funny man. Coach Smith and Coach DJ loved me a lot. They are funny and cool to talk to."
Mack talked about how the visit affected how he felt about the program.
"Going into the visit, I didn't know much. I was just observing and whatever happened was going to happened, but now I can see USF is definitely a good program and would be a cool place to play football.
"USF is a place where I can picture myself playing football in the near future," said Mack. "It's a great school, great athletics, and great social environment."
The Bulls may have been the first to offer, but Mack, who also visited UCF and enjoyed it has others schools showing interest
At his point Mack didn't claim a leader, but t but said USF is a top school
"No, I don't have a leader at the moment," said Mack. "But in no particular order I like USF, UCF, GT, and Vandy."
After taking a trip to USF and UCF, Mack plans on another spring visit
"I'm visiting Tulsa this weekend," said Mack. "After that I'm just going to get ready for next football season until I get more invites."
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