Calhoun County offensive guard Eric Mack, who just decommitted from South Carolina after being committed to the Gamecocks last summer, said today that he has picked Auburn over Florida and will sign with the Tigers Feb. 3.
The loss is a huge one for South Carolina, as the 6-foot-3, 325-pound Mack is one of nation’s top guards. While Mack said that he wanted to play out of state, another factor may have been the departure of offensive line coach Eric Wolford, who took the head coaching job at Youngstown St.
*The Carolina Pride, a high school football team for home-schooled players and for those whose private schools don’t offer the sport, has had two of its own--QB Ray Mallos and P/WR Tim Litton—sign scholarships with NAIA Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn.
Mallos, formerly a two-year starter at Porter Ridge, played his senior season with the Pride, throwing for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was a team captain and all-conference selection.
Litton was an all-conference punter and WR. As a senior, he had 41 catches for 583 yards and 8 TDs. He averaged 41.3 yards per punt.