Jordan Mack’s commitment in June came down to three schools — Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and UVA.
The 3-star safety from Wesleyan High School ultimately chose the Cavaliers, but conceded to the AJC this week that it was a close decision.
“I would have to say Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt were two very close schools (to Virginia),” said Mack, the No. 71 player in the state.
Wesleyan is located in Gwinnett, where Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof has had a lot of success. And just last year, UVA had a commitment from Buford’s David Curry, a 3-star receiver, before he flipped to the Yellow Jackets.
“Roof, he was a great guy, a great recruiter,” Mack said. “The tradition. Every time I went up there it felt like home. The players on the team were great. Everything when I went up there just felt right. I really enjoyed it up there.”
Two months removed from his commitment, though, the 6-foot-2, 182-pound safety says he has no regrets.
“It’s definitely a commitment I’m firm with,” said Mack. “I’m happy with my choice simply because UVA is a place I fell in love with from the coaching staff to the campus to the education part of it. UVA was all-around a good fit for me.”
Mack tells the AJC that of the three schools he was considering, he felt most comfortable with UVA. His conversations with the coaching staff extended beyond the football field.
“Football is not everything to them,” Mack said. “They’re very approachable guys that you can go into their office anytime and talk to them about your current situation. They’ve been through it and they can help you out.”
Despite his commitment, Mack says Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt still continue to recruit him, but he’s adamant that his focus is solely on the Cavaliers and his senior season. He hasn’t yet planned his official visits, but he’ll most likely take one to UVA at the end of the season.