Arguably no other state in the country produces more top-flight young football talent than Louisiana, and they’re particularly good at developing defensive backs. One of the state’s top picks in the 2024 recruiting cycle is John Ehrlich (La.), four-star cornerback Wardell Mack, and he’s just decided where he’ll play at the collegiate level.
Earlier this week, Mack announced his commitment to an already filled class of 2024 for the Florida Gators.
Mack (1.90 tall, 170 pounds) had offers from 18 other schools. The other top contenders were Florida State, Texas and LSU – which was said to be the favorite for his acceptance On3’s prediction model, where Florida was only 1.2%.
That makes it a nice surprise for the Gators class of 2024, who now have 22 hard commits. Florida’s group is still in the ranking No. 3 in the nation this cycle, but their lead over No. 4 Alabama has grown to over 10 points. They are 11 points behind No. 2 Ohio State.
After he broke the news, Mack said Corey Bender at On3 Austin Armstrong, the Gators defensive coordinator, says Mack can play both corners and nickels.
“Coach Armstrong has made it clear that I’m a great player that he wants on his defense and he feels like I’m smart enough to play corners and pennies on defense. Coach Juluke and Coach Napier made me feel at home every time I stepped foot in Gainesville.”
Mack is #4 according to 247Sports composite rankings in the state of LouisianaNo. 13 at its position and No. 114 nationally.
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