Eric Mack Chooses Auburn After Spurning South Carolina

Robert BrooksCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2010

A day after decommitting from South Carolina, offensive lineman Eric Mack has committed to the Auburn Tigers.

Mack was a longtime Gamecock commit, though he wavered much after OL Coach Eric Wolford left USC. Auburn had been rumored to be in the mix, but after last weekend’s visit to Columbia, it seemed Mack was set on signing with USC.

This was apparently not the case. Mack is a four-star prospect and the sixth best guard in the country per Rivals.com. This was another huge pickup for the Auburn Tigers and further adds to the depth they have on the offensive line. While nothing is final until Signing Day, it would appear Mack is set on the Tigers.

On Tuesday, after ruling out USC, he named Auburn and Florida as his final two schools. Mack never took an official visit to Florida, giving Auburn a major advantage. This past weekend, former soft OL commitment Shon Coleman made his pledge to Auburn “100 percent” after his visit. Coupling this with the Mack commitment, in a span of four days this bodes very well for the future of the Tiger offense.

Eric Mack is an athletic 6’4’’, 315-pounder who squats 475 pounds and will be a welcome addition to Gene Chizik’s stellar 2010 class. Auburn will look to steal another recruit out of the state of South Carolina in five-star running back Marcus Lattimore. Both Gene Chizik and Steve Spurrier will look to secure Lattimore in their in-home visits next week before his Feb. 2 announcement.

Regardless, Eric Mack is another prime addition on the Plains, and Coach Chizik and Company keep proving to the nation they can hang with the best. Feb. 3 cannot come fast enough.

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