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Eyeing IU


Luers sophomore receiver: IU offer 'a great honor'

Bishop Luers receiver Austin Mack hasn't started a varsity football game yet.

That hasn't stopped him from drawing plenty of college attention.

Mack, a 2016 prospect, earned a scholarship offer from Indiana during camp June 12 in Bloomington. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect camped at Michigan State on Wednesday, and the Spartans staff said they would look very closely at him in the future.

Cincinnati wants him out for a visit. Penn State invited Mack to Happy Valley this coming week. Toledo is also expressing interest and wants him on its campus.

Pretty good for a sophomore-to-be.

"It's just little things that I've done that have gotten people to open their minds to see me," he said. "It's going to be a great opportunity to just take my time and slowly start thinking about where I want to go."

Mack's first offer came from IU coach Kevin Wilson, whose staff doesn't make early offers all that often. Mack is the first in-state player in his class to get an offer from the Hoosiers.

"It's probably one of the best experiences of my life now knowing that I don't have to pay for college," he said. "I knew if I performed really well it could have happened, and my coach Dre Muhammad who is a former IU grad, he's the one that really helped me to build the confidence and ability to know that if I did really well at this camp, it would happen.

"It's an honor. It's a great honor. I'm just blessed."

That offer, if Mack keeps showing out at camps, won't be the last.

The Knights receiver said he would like to stay close to home so his family can watch him play in college, although he still has a lot of research to do on the programs recruiting him. And there are plenty of other schools that could come into play once Mack's name works its way out of the Midwest.

Right now, he's still excited over that pleasant surprise he got in Bloomington and working to have moments like it elsewhere.

"Personally, having Kevin Wilson, the head coach, come up to me and tell me how much he really enjoys me and likes me and how I perform," Mack said. "It's probably one of the greatest things."