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1.19.2010

Auburn to USC: All Your Recruit Are Belong To Us

Hey everyone. Auburn has been working against South Carolina for a pair of highly touted recruits ... and one of them just walked away from the Gamecocks.

Our friends on the Interwebs -- namely AuburnSports.com, AuburnUndercover.com and ITAT -- are reporting that offensive tackle Eric Mack has decommitted from South Carolina. He now is considering Auburn and the Florida Gators.

Mack stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 315 pounds.

He's a four-star prospect.

The good news for Auburn? Well, Mack is now officially available. His defection also may persuade the Palmetto State's other uncommitted star, Marcus Lattimore, to disregard the Gamecocks as well.

Lattimore is considering Auburn and South Carolina.

GRAMMATICAL NOTE: No, the title of this blog entry is not misspelled.

137 Comments:

Blogger LGGByron said...

first

7:26 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

here's the substance

7:27 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

A two-pronged attack.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

If they both sign, do we start celebrating Strom Thurmond's birthday?

Nevermind. Don't answer that.

7:28 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

Sorry for the lack of substance, I was over-exuberant on getting my first first post. I could of marked my first post with power-c vitamin water, but I thought that would of been too messy.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

All your base are belong to us.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi JGT - thanks for the link, though it seems the whole explanation was in a foreign language to me. I'm too old.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

You select nice topic.

7:30 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Now is the time for ALL GOOD MEN to come to AUBURN. I would be very delighted if we haul in Mack and Lattimore.

7:35 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I like the message Chizik sends to Saban with this class. We WILL compete.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Secondaid said...

Move all MACK... for great justice!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

A Mack truck.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Make your time.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

Take time to make time.
Make time to be there.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet - you're not like the rest

8:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

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8:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Kudos to the Tater for bringing the weird title. I does seem that Auburn is going to get a Mack.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Somebody set up us the bomb.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

I'm there when you need me.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

What will become of the restless kind?

Where do they go when they've done their time?

8:05 PM  
Blogger michael said...

wtc - I still think my mom is right. We haven't landed him yet.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

Have you heard about the lonesome loser?

He's a loser but he still keeps on trying.

8:07 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Bingo!

8:09 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

JayG great job on the article. I stated earlier I am glad you hae to double check everything before posting. HABOTN doesn't need a goober like that Kornblut guy. Thanks for you hard work.

That is what the deleted post should have said earlier.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

When you get caught between the moon and New York City.

8:11 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

THis is good stuff. Looks like this team knows how to finish strong. This has been the most fun during recruiting season ever i think.

8:11 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

MIchael-We haven't landed yet but he had to decommit before he can commit to AU.

Remind me what your mom said.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

The best you can do is fall in love.

8:12 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

I think I am going to going to have a celebratory bowl of Moose Tracks ice cream

8:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yahmo be there.

8:13 PM  
Blogger astatguy said...

I are be the first to give Mack a nickname, "Truck".

8:14 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Mack Moose Tracks

8:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Big Mack works also.

8:16 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Bernie Mack, not so much.

8:16 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Supposedly Mack makes an announcement Thursday at 11:00am between AU and UF.

8:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Oh, to be a Gamecock. I just checked out their rivals page. They have two four star commits and no five stars. One of the four stars is Eric Mack.

8:20 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

I really feel sorry for Vandy, 23+ recruits and no 4 stars. :(

8:23 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Ok...

Guess I'll be watching the cable news shows tonight..

Ought to be interesting.

8:30 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

WTC,
I'm hearing Mack is to announce at his school, tomorrow at noon.... where did you hear Thursday?

8:32 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

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8:36 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Does anyone remember a previous year when we had 22 solid commits and 5 more highly probable top ranked targets 3 weeks before NSD?

are all of these guys gonna qualify? If so, who grayshirts?

8:38 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Dmiller-You are right it is Wednesday. I was thinking it was already Wednesday.

Came home today from work and ran 5 miles, cut grass, cleaned out 1/4 of storage room. (I can't believe I cut the grass today. Reel mower keeps so close that any heat starts the growth proces)

8:40 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

STat guy ... you's 'bout 30 minute late.

8:43 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Mack anounces noon tomorrow

8:44 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

Mack is a tiger...W/O a visit to gator land and decommit from USCe no brainer.

8:46 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I can tell you now... I doubt I get any work done tomorrow during lunch time...

8:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i can't imagine UF has any room for him, anyway. They have 25 commits, and you know they weren't way below the 85 limit like AU was this past year.

8:51 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I have a lunch meeting Wednesday. Hopefully I hear something before I go into the meeting.

8:51 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

wtc... if you want, keep your phone on silent and I can send you a text when Mack puts on an AU cap tomorrow....

8:55 PM  
Blogger atlantatiger said...

at lunch i will be parked at the computer. Since I am a chef and lunch time is crazy for me, I will be doing something very very very very bad. Oh well.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

atl - Where do you cook and when can I get a comped meal?

8:58 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

UF has the room because of all the losses they will have, but I'm 85% sure he is a TIGER!!!!

8:59 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I get my info from Bo.

Bo knows cruitin!!

9:00 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

happy engrish yay

9:03 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

UF had guys leave early, but that does nto affect this class. No matter how many you have, you can only enroll 25. UF can get 28 committs, but on 25 can enroll. Now what I do not know is how many they had count back to 2009.

9:04 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Good news tonight. 1st EM decommits from USCe and then a Rep. gets TK's senate seat!!!!

9:04 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I think Mack goes to AU but not sure what to make about UF being in there. I do not think he even made a visit to UF. He was supposedly coming to AU on Junior day with one of his teammates. i think Junior day is next weekend. (Dmiller help me out on this) I thought he would have made his announcement then. I would think he would not come on Junior day if he is not committing to AU.

9:07 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

let me be the very first to utter the most original "Mack Truck". you can all thank me later.

9:08 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

UF has 25 commits and 11 are enrolled now. I'm sure a few of those count towards last year which means they should have room. I still don't see him going there. I think said UF just to add some suspense to the whole thing.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

A quick search says UF has 3 counting back towards last year. So they can sign the full 28.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

If Mack commits to AU, I propose we all call him "Mack Truck". It's catchy and it has staying power. Who's with me? Don't be jealous because you didn't think of it first.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

Norm ...

You're a trendsetter. The rest of us can only hope to bask in your reflected glory.

9:20 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WTC, wouldn't that mean they could sign 31? We plan to sign 33, take out the 5 that count back and that gets us to the 28 for this class.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

It just came to me... Eric Mack Truck

Mack Truck... get it?

9:21 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

CHB-all 11 of UF commits that have enrolled are HS grads for 20010. None are JUCO. FWIW.
I agree with you. I think he just needed a 2nd name to throw out there. I hope we both are right Wednesday.

9:21 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I asked hawt cartoon Au chick and she says "Mack Truck" it is.

9:21 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

CH=B...we try to keep from discussing politics on this blog.

We're not always successful and I'm an offender of that rule myself, but we try.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - you and the rest of the Hotties are absolutely welcome to ride on my coattails.

Offtopic - I'm watching something I don't usually watch right now and there's a very good reason I don't usually watch it, the host is an absolute TOOL. Keith Olbermann sucks.

9:23 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WTC, It doesn't matter if you were in hs or juco. We have two that graduated hs early and are now enrolled.

9:23 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I knew I would be scolded for the political statement, but I couldn't help myself.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Yeah, we don't do politics here.

There are 1,000,000,000 other places top either promote your party or rip the bad guys.

9:24 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WTC, as long as you enroll in Jan. and the college has space to count you back you can count back.

9:25 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Mack was supposedly planning to bring in a junior teammate this weekend, ahead of the junior day to show him around... the kid he was going to bring is Alshon Jeffrey's little brother (same Alshon Jeffrey as the USCe Freshman WR).

9:25 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Yeah they can sign 31... I should have said enroll 28.

9:25 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

G-Sorry I know this isn't the place.

9:26 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

CHB...No hard feelings. I ain't mad at ya.

Wasn't sure if you were aware or not.
Like I said, I've crossed the threshold before myself.

9:26 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Ok I was confusing WTC and Wake with my post. All is good, UF can sign 31, but it doesn't matter because Mack Truck is ours.

9:26 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

we are allowed 33...5 enrolled early= part of last years signings...and 28 for this years

9:28 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

CHB-My mistake. Not sure what I was thinking.

I will quit posting for awhile.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Speaking of the BC coaching situation, what do y'all think about the election results tonight?

9:28 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

yaaaaay GOP!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Would Mack Truck (copywrite pending) refer to his son as "Semi"?

9:30 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

Does anyone else think it odd that BC went from Coach Jag to Coach Spaz?

9:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Coach Jag...talk about a bad career move.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I heard things didn't go real well for him in TB.

9:38 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Glad to get on tonight and catch up on good news. I like the reports from wtc's mother. Anxious to hear the news on Mack tomorrow.

9:39 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Norm,
Mack Truck's second son could be Tonka.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

In more important news I have nearly every ho dialed except that damn ho 8. I had grand total of 11 strokes outside of that one, for a score of 17 under.

9:44 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Scott Brown for President!

9:45 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Wonder if Mack saw what happened to Thornton and decided it was time to get the ball moving. Everyone knows this recruting stuff is about marketing and getting your news out first. Maybe the Stone kid cancels his visit to AU this weekend and AU wants to counter that with an announcement (assuming AU gets Mack).

9:46 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Tonka, that's pretty good too.

9:47 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

JayG-Is Pmarshall headed to SC for something Wednesday?

9:50 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

wtc,
I must have missed something. What about Stone?

And did I hear that Thornton marked off Auburn because they wanted a commitment right away?

9:50 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I do think we get Mack. We have an excellent offensive line now, but come 2011 we have 4 spots open. Sure, there will be competition, but it would be hard to see him not taking one of those slots.

And does Truck coming to Auburn say anything about Lattimore?

9:52 PM  
Blogger Scooby Jet said...

WTC ... the answer to your question is "yes."

9:52 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Somehow I don't think Scott Brown would be a good offensive tackle.

As for why Truck would announce, I imagine even the high profile recruits are being told they need to decide. We don't have many spots left and I am pretty sure the coaches want to make sure that about 3 of them are linemen.

9:55 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Cincy-Thornton gave an interview and said 'the AU coaches panicked' on the in home visit. He says they told him they wanted an answer that night and he would not give them one. He says AU was leading until then and now Au gets no visit and they are out of the mix.
My thoughts are the AU knows they get Whitaker and would take either Thornton or Jones. They tried to get a commit (even if it was silent) from Thornton before Jones came to town (they could have asked him not to come if Thornton committed), but when they squeezed him, he turned AU down. That train has left the station now and the offer landed in Jones lap.

10:01 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Cincy-the Stone kid is supposed to visit this weekend. He had an official visit to UA this past weekend. It has been thought that he was a heavy UA lean all along. I would not be surprised if he cancelled this weekend. If he does come, AU will make a strong run for him. He would certainly be icing on the cake, if he did come to AU.

10:03 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

wtc, I was thinking something like that happened, but I wouldn't call it panic. Somehow the coaches have to manage the few remaining offers. I do believe they wouldn't want to get Jones down to visit and then say they were unsure if they could sign him.

10:05 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And I still cannot believe Brown took Kennedy's seat. No, I am not talking politics, just furniture. I just never would have expected that.

10:08 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks, wtc!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I know Steve, there is no respect in society these days. What happened to giving an old man your seat... now we are stealing them from old men. I mean Teddy has ancient, he deserves to sit.

Kids these days.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

MrsTHT and I finally decided where to go for summer vacation.

We're going to Massachusetts.

10:16 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

There's a time and a place to discuss politics on HABOTN. The time is never. You can figure out the place.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I missed this on 60 minutes this week. Fascinating story of football in American Samoa

the video

or, if you'd prefer to just <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/14/60minutes/main6097706.shtml>read it</a>

10:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops,

or you can read it

10:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I highly recommend the video for those who did not watch 60 minutes on Sunday. What a great story.

10:41 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks THT. This is a great story.

11:25 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

i saw that story, i cant comprehend how they get such good football players with no weight rooms/ equipment and terrible coaching

11:36 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

jhag, I once heard that Bo Jackson had never lifted weights before college. I do believe that work ethic can do a lot.

12:08 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning and Happy Hump Day, Hotties!

Great news if Mack Truck (I like Big Mack too - has about as much staying power as the truck. How long has the sandwich been around?) commits to AU! We need linemen.

Tar Heel, I found the explanation of Jay G's thread title confusing too!

5:40 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Another earthquake in Haiti this morning. 6.1 magnitude. Aren't they going through enough as it is??

5:42 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Luv- Agree, terrible news about the 6.1 aftershock.

As far as Mack goes, this is not the first Mack lineman we've signed, we once had Kendell Mack.

6:28 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

Eddie-Rumor has it that the Rivals guy (Jeff Lee) traveled to SC last night. I woul dthink he woul only go if he thought EMack was coming to AU.

6:32 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Morning Everybodies!

Steve - I have heard that both Bo and Hershel did pushups, situps and ran. Never did the weight thing. That is the runor though.

And speaking of rumors, I heard that if we get Eric Mack, his nickname will start out as "Mack Truck". Get it?! I mean that's pretty clever isn't it?

6:45 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

somebody set up us the mack.

6:47 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I'm having a hard time understanding how 6.1 is not another earthquake. When aftershocks are that big, they should be considered another earthquake. It's also incredible that they are still finding survivors from the original earthquake.

6:48 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

mrtommyd, yeah, that's no "shock." That's a major quake.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Operator, main screen turn on.

7:23 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Someone set up us the bomb

7:40 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Engrish

7:46 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

WTC- If JerkLee of Rivals is going, that has to be good news for Auburn.

Mytommy- I have it from pretty good authority that Bo never lifted while at Auburn. He was a huge pushups, situps guy. I heard that Coach Dye told him that he needed to be lifting and Bo responded that he would do so only if his maxes were not good. Bo showed up to max out and his bench and squat was the team best and Dye allowed him to continue to do his own workout. I'm sure there is some interpretation things that have been embellished, but this comes from a guy that was part of the team during that.

7:52 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

That's great ehyou!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

that so lacist, ehyou.

7:53 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Word on the street is there are two commits gonna happen today, the second i don't wanna spoil so i will leave it be, my socks will be knocked off if the latter happens. I'll just say aside from "the mack", this other fella could help the O out as well. We'll see how good homeboys info is.

7:54 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Yeah Eddie, I'm sure there is some embellishment, but every story I hear about Bo I pretty much believe as true.

7:56 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

I think that it will always be with smile. Then a pleasant thing comes.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

heard the story about Hershel not weightlifting a while ago, but didn't know about Bo.

Don't usually watch 60 Minutes, but saw it Sunday--really enjoyed the story about American Samoa and football. The people that were interviewed seemed like very good, hard working people. There was also a nice story about Penelope Cruz.

FWIW, Dwayne Johnson is Samoan on his mother's side.

War Eagle, Hotties! Work calls...

8:01 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

BinOBa- I would be shocked if Ambles commits today as some are rumoring. That would be very surprising.

8:01 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

What I find hard to understand is that if there are currently 30 NFL players from Samoa, can't those boys get some real equipment down there? I mean most of them are sponsored by some sort of athletic gear, right?

8:05 AM  
Blogger BinOBA said...

Yeah me too eddie, that's why i didn't wanna drop a name. We'll see what happens.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Dwayne Johnson is a disgrace to his family. The Tooth Fairy? C'mon!

8:06 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Dwayne Johnson is the Tooth Fairy and Jackie Chan is babysitting in the movies. Times must be getting tough.

8:12 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I saw the 60 Minutes story on Sunday too. Maybe now this story has aired, someone will donate some equipment.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

8:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Lord knows there's PLENTY of money in sports - professional and college.

8:16 AM  

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