Florida RB Commits to UCLA

Marlon Mack, the 5-11, 190-pound running back prospect from Florida committed to UCLA last night...

UCLA came to the Sunshine State to pick up a commitment from Sarasota (Fla.) Booker standout Marlon Mack. Mack gave his pledge to the Bruins last night.

"I committed before our game last night," Mack said. "The bottom line is that is just a terrific overall school. They are an up and coming program and their academics are outstanding.

"I also like the coaching staff. I haven't been out there yet and I will visit UCLA after the season. That coaching staff is a bunch of good guys that really know what they are going. I haven't spoken with coach [Jim] Mora yet but I plan to soon."

Mack, 5-foot-11, 195-pounds, passed the 1,000-yard mark last night for Booker. He also scored three touchdowns giving him 16 for the season. Booker is 5-3 and will make the playoffs.

"I will bring the ‘Mack' attack to UCLA," Mack said. "I have good size and speed. I hit the hole hard and then make people miss. That's the ‘Mack' attack.

Mack had scholarship offers from teams like South Florida, Indiana, Iowa State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Marshall, Ball State, and Marshall. He's committed to the Bruins but is strong considering visiting other schools as well.

"Right now I would like to see other places," Mack said. "I mean I am committed to the Bruins. There's distance there but it's important to me and my parents to get a good education. Still, I wouldn't mind seeing Indiana, Northern Illinois and FAU. Those are maybes right now.

Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext. He's currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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