The re-opened recruitment of former Virginia Commonwealth Rams small forward Tevin Mack likely won't end on Friday, his 18th birthday, according to multiple reports.
So the Texas Longhorns, Georgia Bulldogs, and Kansas Jayhawks will remain in pursuit of the nation's No. 56 player with no timetable for a decision from the 6'6, 185-pound consensus four-star prospect.
The head coaches of all three schools contacted Paula Mack on Monday:
"They were all telling me how much they can use him and how much they need him," Ms. Mack said. "They all want him. All three said how bad they needed him, especially Kansas. He (Self) said he needed a big scoring guard."
However, it's not clear whether all three schools are still in the mix for Mack. Reports from MidlandHSSports.com and Rock Chalk News hold that the Jayhawks and Longhorns are two finalists. On the credibility scale, those two accounts don't rank particularly highly, especially with the Bulldogs trending heavily in Mack's 247Sports Crystal Ball in recent days:
With no official visits available to Mack, traveling to any of those destinations could be difficult for the family, though Paula Mack did say that she's looked into plane tickets to Austin and Lawrence and is considering driving to Athens, which is about two and a half hours from Columbia.
Despite the fact that new Texas head coach Shaka Smart was the primary reason why Mack signed with VCU, it was probably naive to assume that the Longhorns wouldn't face some serious competition for services. That competition is happening now and Texas may trail in it.