After an exhaustive and intensive year-long recruitment, Fort Wayne, Indiana's Austin Mack is officially a Buckeye.
The Mack File
- Class: 2016
- Size: 6-2/205
- Pos: WR
- School: Bishop Luers (Ft. Wayne, IN)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 24
Mack, the country's 24th-ranked wide receiver, chose Ohio State over Notre Dame, Michigan, and Tennessee. He committed to the Buckeyes in front of his future coaches – Urban Meyer and Zach Smith – who were permitted to be in attendance at the event because it preceded a football skills camp.
Ohio State first saw Mack, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder almost exactly a year ago when he camped for the Buckeyes on June 8th, 2014. Three days later Smith extended the Bishop Luers' star a scholarship offer and the four-star wide receiver has been their highest priority at the position since.
As a junior, Mack recorded 69 receptions for 1062 yards and 15 touchdowns. He suffered a torn labrum late in the season that has hampered him this spring, but last Sunday he was healthy enough – in his first competition in six months – to earn an invitation to Nike's The Opening.
The 16th commitment in Ohio State's 2016 class, and first since May 7th when Michigan offensive lineman Michael Jordan picked the Buckeyes. Mack is the first true wide receiver to join the Buckeyes' recruiting class.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Austin Mack's commitment soon.