Notre Dame in top group for WR Austin Mack's commitment decision

IRISH STEW

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame has long been a contender for wide receiver recruit Austin Mack.

The four-star product of Fort Wayne, Ind., made the Irish contention concrete when he named his top eight schools Monday on Twitter with a commitment less than three weeks away.

Mack listed Michigan, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Alabama as the schools from which he will choose at his planned announcement June 7 at the RAS football camp.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect showed interest in Notre Dame long before the Irish extended an offer last June. His Notre Dame connections include Irish linebacker Jaylon Smith (both played at Bishop Luers) and working out at AWP Sports (which has produced Smith and former Irish players Tyler Eifert, John Goodman and Tony Springmann).

But the Irish are facing tough competition in the defending national champions. The Buckeyes have hosted Mack several times in the last year and many consider Ohio State his eventual landing spot.

Mack visited Michigan and Tennessee earlier this month. His last trip to South Bend came in March.

247Sports slates Mack, who caught 69 passes for 1,062 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, as the No. 25 wide receiver and No. 145 regardless of position in the 2016 class. Rivals ranks him 38th at receiver and No. 192 overall.

Below are Mack's junior highlights via Hudl.

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— Austin Mack (@Austin_Mack10) May 18, 2015//

Four-star wide receiver Austin Mack will make his college commitment June 7. (Photo courtesy of The News-Sentinel)