Is USF Close to Landing Top JUCO O-Tackle?

With all the updates we've done in the past couple weeks, this could be the biggest. Find out if the Bulls can land one of the top rated JUCO offensive linemen in the country. Only on -- Get it First, Get it Fast!

Last time Cedric Mack talked with back in July he said the Bulls were no longer in the running. Things have taken a 180' in the past few months.

"A lot has changed." Said Mack, "USF came out and is having a big season. I played for a winning program in high school and now I'm looking to going back to a winning program."

Just how much have things changed?

"I'm actually thinking about committing to South Florida. I've been going over the idea with my parents for the last week and a half and they like the thought of me playing close to home."

Mack played his high school ball at Miami Palmetto and is familiar with many of the players on the Bulls roster. The 6-foot-4, 320 pound offensive tackle says that he's been attending and playing football at El Camino in California and since then his parents have not been able to see him play in person.

"It's really down to three teams. LSU, USF and Iowa State. Oregon State is also up there."

The decision looks like it will come down to LSU or USF.

"It's going to be tough, I mean LSU is the number one team in the country right now. I'm leaning toward USF, but LSU looks really good."

Since college coaches have been allowed to make weekly calls Mack says that he and USF offensive line coach Mike Simmons have been talking regularly, but last week they played phone tag.

"We went back-and-forth last week. I think I'm going to call him tomorrow. I also talk with coaches from Ole Miss, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, LSU and Iowa State."

Mack says that he will graduate from El Camino in May and has 3 years to play 2, meaning if it's necessary he has a redshirt year available.

"Moving out here for two years has helped me on and off the field. I'm more responsible now, I'm a better player and a better person."

In two weeks Cedric will be taking a visit to Iowa State and then plans on visiting USF, Arizona St, Arizona and Oregon State. Stay tuned for the latest on this 3-Star athlete as he goes through the recruiting process.

My Take:
Obviously this is big news for the Bulls. At one point they were out of it and now it looks like a commitment could be on the way. With the possible Oline prospects that are leaning toward USF or have already committed, Cedric Mack would be the jewel of this year's class. A recruit that can come in and play right away at a position USF will be thin at next year. We'll keep you updated as this develops over the next week or so.

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