September 21, 2009
Mack visits AU, could decommit soon
Calhoun County four-star offensive lineman Eric Mack, a 6-foot-4, 315-pounder out of St. Matthews, S.C., committed to the in-state Gamecocks in July. Two months later and he remains committed, but that may not last much longer.
Not after this past weekend. Not after his official visit to Auburn.
"The Auburn visit really changed my recruitment a lot," said Mack. "I see now that there are some things out there that I need to look into before I sign.
"I might decommit from South Carolina soon, open things back up."
Mack claimed Auburn his leader in the summer following a trip to the Plains for Big Cat Weekend. He committed to the Gamecocks shortly after, but has continued to keep a watch on Auburn.
After his latest visit, he said the Tigers are a big reason he may reopen his recruitment.
"Auburn has a lot to do with it," he said. "It's a family atmosphere down there. I went down there all the way from South Carolina, hung out with some of the players and they treated me like I was already a part of the team.
"Everybody was really friendly. I really like it down there. I could see myself being teammates with those guys."
One current Tiger Mack has built a friendship with is sophomore receiver Darvin Adams[db]. Adams was Mack's player-host during the visit, and apparently did a good job for the Tigers all weekend. Not only did Adams catch six passes for 80 yards and three touchdowns against the Mountaineers, he helped Mack feel comfortable being away from home....
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