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1.20.2010

Auburn gets Mack-tacular commitment

Hey everyone. Auburn landed another massive commitment today when 315-pound offensive lineman Eric Mack committed to play football at Auburn. We know this because our friends at AuburnUndercover.com, AuburnSports.com and ITAT say so.

Six months ago, the South Carolina native said he'd play for the Gamecocks.

He broke that pledge yesterday.

Now he says he's with the Tigers -- and that's final. Mack, a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com, adds significant allure to coach Gene Chizik's recruiting class. Auburn now has commitments from two major OL recruits (Shon Coleman and Ed Christian) and signed a pair of junior-college guys (Roszell Gayden and Brandon Mosley) last month.

There could be aftershocks from this development. Auburn is working against the Gamecocks for the nation's No. 1 tailback, Marcus Lattimore. He lives in Duncan, S.C. Will Mack's decision affect Lattimore's thinking?

We'll find out soon.

110 Comments:

Blogger Seanzie said...

Boom.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Love the headline!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

BOOM

11:19 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Sorry the conflicting edits warning made me double post...

11:19 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Boom

11:20 AM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

(Heard on another board)

Big Mack Attack?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Boom

11:21 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Anyone want to head over to McD's and get a Big Mac to celebrate?

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Norm gets credit for "Mack Truck."

11:21 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I'm gonna go listen to some Kris Kross now.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

That is great news on the Mack commitment!! Now to get Lattimore...wow... that would be one strong class...

11:23 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Thanks for this great news, JGT!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Dadof3Girls said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Auburn Football Saturdays are 'bout to get Mack Truck Tough!

'Bout to board a plane. Later.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Auburn and LSU face off tonight for the battle of the defeateds.

Only one will remain winless.

11:24 AM  
Blogger beano said...

Are we not counting Shon Coleman as a major OL recruit?

11:25 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Gotta go get my umbrella...it's raining 'cruits!!!

11:25 AM  
Blogger michael said...

I am starting to seriously doubt my mom's recruiting inside information.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Kriss Kross'll make you

11:26 AM  
Blogger dan dan the AU fan said...

Great news! Keep 'em coming Coach Chizik. War Eagle!

11:28 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

And the beat goes on.
Congratulations to Mack for joining the Auburn Family.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

A big Mack is headed to Auburn!

Please stand and sing:

It's rainin' 'cruits--hallelujah!

11:28 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Whatever, I totally coined "Mack Truck" 5 mins ago.

11:28 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

The Mac(k) daddy'll make you...

11:29 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

...jump, jump!

Is he the Mack Daddy or the Daddy Mack?

11:30 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I like "The Mack Attack"
How high can you go Chizik; he said straight to the top

11:30 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

So many songs...so little time!

Back to work...

11:31 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Beano, I'll had Coleman.

My mistake. I'm on a teleconference.

11:32 AM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

Spurrier better lock us his wife & children or Chiz may well steal them away from Columbia too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WDE!

11:32 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Why did Shurburtt deem it necessary to add the "surprisingly" qualifier to his article....jerk

11:33 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Because he wrote an article two days ago saying that Auburn was out of it and now he can't look like he didn't know what was going on. He was the main guy that said Mack was firmed up for good.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Don't forget Ed Christian. He's a pretty major OL prospect too (four stars), according to my Mom.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Yeah, but what does your side girl think of him? Is she trying to get him to go to USC?

11:46 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

For the first time in quite a while I'm beginning feel like Auburn might be cheating in recruiting. And I gotta tell ya, it feels great!!!!

11:48 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Cute kid JC.

Comm'r...that's not what she told me :)

11:50 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Any relation to Kendall Mack?

11:50 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

man oh man, big commitment!

I think Mack, Coleman, Christian, and Gayden make for 4 EXCELLENT big men!!! I don't think there's a better OL batch in the nation!!!

11:51 AM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

OT - Shon Coleman (5*)
OT - Royzell Gayden (4*)
OT - Ed Christian (4*)
OL - Brandon Mosely (4*)
OG - Eric Mack (4*)
OL - Chad SLade (3*)
OL - Dakota Mosey (3*)

I'd say this is a pretty dadgum good OL class. What say ye?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

Man, someone get Lattimore that list D. Miller just posted. Heck, I could rush for 1,000 behind that line!!!

11:59 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Comm'r to answer you question from the previous post; yes Reed is highly regarded as a WR, but at the AAG he practiced and played DB and was outstadning. I think Rivals even moved him from a WR to an athlete. So I say lets add Ambles to the back of the "Mack Truck" and ride out.

12:00 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Trooper also visited Markeith Ambles yesterday, and reportedly, the visit went extremely well...
Rumors swirling about a possible commitment, as mentioned earlier by a couple other hotties... but I haven't seen or heard anything to make me get too antsy about it happening.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

If Ambles were to commit, that would be a huge boost to the ratings as well as shore up a position where we may have some NQs.

12:17 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

It's all rampant rumors right now...

12:19 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Welcome to big time recruiting.

12:20 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I would just like to leave my condolences for the Ole Ball Coach. Sorry for the kick in the nads.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Save it, Steve. He may need that sympathy even more in a couple of weeks.

12:29 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We have no problem at WR even if a couple of the recruits are NQs, but adding a 5 star receiver could never be considered a bad thing. I have been wondering if they would shift a receiver or two to defense. My latest count was that we will have around 13 WRs with the four we have in this class.

12:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

In a couple of weeks it may be a eulogy.

12:31 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I think Reed will be moved to CB irregardless of what happens with Ambles.


I know it's not a word but I love to say irregardless. It's my own way of poking fun at the walmartians.

12:33 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Ed Christian has been changed to a 3* so he won't be able to play as good as he would have yesterday.

12:35 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jason, bite your tongue. I would be EXTREMELY disappointed if we found out Chiz and Co. were cheating.

12:35 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

BTW, LOVE your avatar! She's a cutie and those are some sweet glasses!

12:37 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Jason, if Auburn is cheating there is only one thing to do. We would have to fire the coaches, sit through the probation, and start over again. That isn't something that would excite me.

12:38 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Steve where did you hear that Ed was moved to a 3*?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Definitely good news on Mack. This recruiting class is getting better and Better.

However on the down side. My 22 year streak of never being stung by a bee/bitten by a wasp just came to an end. Those boogers hurt.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Man, wasps are the worst.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

T-Zac's recent tweet: shoutout to big Eric Mack welcome to the family War Eagle

12:49 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I had never been stung by a wasp until a couple of years ago when I was mowing the yard. I was listening to my ipod, but I know I screamed like a girl. OMG did it hurt!!!!

12:50 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Holla

12:51 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

It wasn't a whole lot of fun, but wasn't as bad as I had always imagined it.

Kinda made me laugh because a wasps main defense mechanism is biting people. But if they wouldn't bite anyone who came near them, we wouldn't always be trying to kill them.

12:54 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Jay G, if I wanted to contact you privately, how would I do that?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Wasps are not my friends. I'm on worse terms with Yellowjackets. I ran over an underground hive with my lawnmower years ago and got stung 27 times before I was able to get away. The next night I waited quietly for them to return to their home then poured gas down the hole and lit those jokers up.

12:54 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Bee stings aren't bad at all, but that wasp was a killer!!

12:55 PM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

Welcome to the Family Big Mack.

Best of Luck Tim Hawthorne.

Get well soon D. Bates (impressive young man, sook his hand after the TN win, he is a winner.)

Since I am in such a good mood, Best wishes to all the hotties, in whatever you are pursuing today.

12:56 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Norm, yikes! I can't imagine being stung that many times!!! Their payback was definitely a bi***!

12:57 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

I don't say "Woot!" often, but when I do it's when Auburn gets a big-time commitment.

12:57 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Oh, to have video of the dance Norm did getting away....

12:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Nothing's worse than a big ol' red wasp.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Wow ...the star counts are high, the 40 times are low .....and these coaches are filling all of the needs. That's impressive and all you can ask for.


Now just follow this up in 2011 with another class like this, then give it 2-3 years and we better be serious contenders again.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

When about 11 years old I got tackled into a juniper bush and stung 3 times by red wasps. I ran a fever for 2 days. Now I'm allergic to such and must get Benedryl immediately if stung.

1:02 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Wasps suck. A single sting from a wasps to me is worse than a single sting from a yellowjacket. Now a whole hive is a different story. I went 31yrs before ever being stung by a wasps. I was minding my own business cutting the grass and the sucker came out of nowhere and got me on the leg. It was itchy and swollen for days. Then two weeks later I was trimming the hedges and one got me on the stomach. You want to talk about pain. I hope to go another 31yrs.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - if it existed, I'd love to see it too. I have no doubt it was quite comical to an uninterested party. Now, this many years removed, I'm sure I could laugh at it too.

1:04 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Norm once had an awkward moment on the dance floor -- 1977 through 2003.

1:05 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Hoopie, if my wife gets stung by any flying bug we have to go to the hospital. Yet, she continuously waves her arms around like a crazy woman every time she sees a bee. I try to tell her to be calm. It's like she is asking for it.

1:05 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

The worst bite/sting from a bug is from what I call a "cow" ant. The big red velvety(?) ants. They are called cow ants for a reason.

1:06 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

http://www.wareagleauburn.com/WEAForum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7547.0;attach=906


Don't know if that will work, but is so this guy is going to be a beast.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Just polished off two big macs for Eric Mack Day.

1:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I had an allergic reaction to a yellow jacket sting when I was in 5th grade. Boy did that hurt. Ran a fever and my foot swelled up for a couple of days. I have been stung many times since, but I always take Benadryl and nothing close to that has happened. Benadryl is magic.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - that's just not true. All of my moves on the dance floor are smooth and polished. Just like Ted Striker.

1:14 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I love Big Macs. I used to have them all the time. I have had maybe three of them since college. Curse you grown up world, with your spouses and coworkers who refuse to eat at McDonald's!

1:14 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

FRANK SANDERS!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I'm not a big McDonald's guy, and don't care for Big Mac's but I did have McD's in Korea... and it was awesome. But I was sad to see no Big Mac's

1:18 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

i had Chick-fil-A today. yummy. they have cherry coke too. what a delish combo!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

... and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.

You ate what?

We ate sand.

1:21 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WE ATE THE TOYS EDDIE!!!!


Eddie Murphy anyone??

1:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Commish - Son, you got a panty on your head.

1:25 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

How tall is Tim Hawthorne?

Isn't he too tall to be a skill position player for a Terry Bowden coached team?

1:28 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

BEASLEY!

1:29 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

HELLO KENNESAW GEORGIA!!!!!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

LUV: jgtate@gannett.com

1:30 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Let the conspiracy talk continue today.
Rivals is dropping Ed Christian from a 4 star to a 3 star. They raising Jake Holland to a 4 star from a 3 star. By doing that, guess who stays right ahead of AU in the rankings?

1:32 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

JGT, thanks for helping to to make the Beasley post happen. THT would be proud.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

How does a kid lose stars at this point? Did he play poorly in one of the all star games? I have never understood this phenomenon.

1:34 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

That's ridiculous, wtc.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Lane Kiffin Sewage Center coming to Knoxville?

1:42 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

He played inthe GA north-south all star game and did pretty well, according to what I read.

Not sure how that happens on Rivals. He is the 1st tackle listed on the list tha gets the 3 star.

1:42 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

some folks up here have WAY too much time on their hands.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Changing grades at this point sucks.

1:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Rivals is staffed by witches....and what do we do to witches?

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

They added one star to Shon Coleman, so I guess the people at Rivals figured they had to take one away from Auburn somewhere else? I don't get it.

1:45 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

"I'm hitting switches on *witches like I be fixed with hydraulics."

-Tupac

1:46 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm going to make this a new thread. It's worth it to me.

1:47 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

go on with your bad thread-makin' self!

1:48 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Well, we keep hearing about people gaining stars as the All Star games and such are played. Doesn't it make sense that there are only so many stars to go around already, and peops can also lose stars if they aren't as impressive?

I mean, wait, no, yeah Auburn is getting screwed by the biased idiots at the recruiting sites!

1:49 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That's a lot of warning for a new thread. I imagine it will be a battle of the F5's to see who gets there first.

1:52 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

BATTLE ON MJT!

1:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You will lose, durden!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

BURN THEM!!!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

1:57 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Old Thread Down.

1:58 PM  

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