UP NEXT: 2010 Greer LB/S Douglas Mack

With 100+ tackles as a sophomore LB/S Douglas Mack of Greer High School is the next player to be featured in our "UP NEXT" series. The 2010 standout will be one of many standouts from Greer High that will help turn the Yellow Jacket program back around quickly.

Greer High School over the years has had some tremendous teams and players. This past season was not one of the school's brightest seasons but given how young the squad was there's reason to believe that the future will shine brightly for the Yellow Jackets. One key player that the staff at Greer will be depending on heavily is 2010 LB/S Douglas Mack. The sophomore had a great season for the 3-7 Yellow Jackets. SCPrepNation.com recently caught up with Mack to talk about his season, future goals, and his impending recruitment.

Douglas Mack is a soft spoken young man but his play on the football field speaks volumes. Mack had over 100+ tackles for the Yellow Jackets this season. Mack had 63 solo tackles and 43 assists. He also had 3 sacks, 3 knockdowns, 3 forced fumbles, and 4 quarterback hurries as well. This year Mack lined up at linebacker. At 6'0 160 pounds the 2010 prospect packed a wallop for opposing offenses. Currently he projects as a safety in our opinion but given 2 more years to grow and add weight/strength he may eventually wind up as a linebacker.

When asked about his strengths on the field Mack replied, "I'd have to say my nose for the ball is my biggest strength." He recalled some of his brightest moments this season for the Yellow Jackets as well. "I think maybe when I made Union County's RB Marcus Whitener do a flip and when I locked down J.L. Mann's J.T. Floyd because he is one of the state's top prospects." Whitener is one of the state's leading rushers and Floyd is a highly recruited standout which gives an example of the versatility Mack brings to the table.

Those moments were big ones for Mack but he says his best game this season came against cross town rivals Byrnes. "I had 10 solo tackles, a sack that caused a fumble, I dropped an interception, and 3 tackles for loss. It was so memorable because they are a top school and I played at a top notch level against them."

Mack is already working hard in the weight room to add strength and speed. Other areas he says he'd like to improve on include becoming a better open field tackler.

The Yellow Jackets will lose 13 seniors this year but a great deal of their talent will return next season. Mack talked about his expectations of next year's squad, "I am real excited about next season. We are going to be real good now that all of our young players now have varsity experience, and the future for Greer High football is real bright."

Mack has set some personal goals for next season as well. "I would like to lead the area if not the state in tackles and be a big part of my team success next season."

The 2010 standout already has some ideas as to what he's looking for in a college and what major he'd like to pursue as well and shared those with us. "Getting a good education and playing time will be the biggest factors for me. I would like to major in business management."

A number of regional schools top his early list of schools that he's most interested in hearing from. "I would like to hear from South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson, Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, and Illinois."

2010 LB/S Douglas Mack
Inside The Numbers...Douglas Mack
Bench press: 225 pounds
Squat: 405 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.6 seconds

A Closer Look At...Douglas Mack
3 favorite music artists: Young Jeezy, Lil' Wayne, Yo Gotti
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite subject in school: Math
Favorite video game: NCAA 2008
Favorite food: Hot Dogs
Favorite football player(s): Brian Dawkins & Sean Taylor
Favorite thing to do when not playing football: Work Out
Dream school: LSU
Name the 3 most influential people in your life. God, my mother, and my father.

SCPrepNation.com will continue to keep you updated on the progress of Douglas Mack as continues to make a name for himself on the recruiting radar. For all the very best coverage of SC high school sports recruiting keep it locked right here with SCPrepNation.com!

Mack will look to add another state championship year on the water tower in Greer along with his teammates

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