The No. 9 small forward in the 247Sports Composite, Mack visited Athens over the first weekend in May and then tripped to Austin for the first time last weekend, arriving on Friday and departing on Monday after a weather delay pushed his flight back from Sunday.
According to MidlandHSSports.com, the visit went extremely well:
The excitement is Mack's voice was apparent as he told us of the "unbelievable place" he found the UT campus to be. Among the highlights of his trip was spending time with head football coach (and former Columbia resident) Charlie Strong, hanging with basketball coach Shaka Smart as he threw out the first pitch at a Lady Longhorns softball game, and being able to experience campus life while school was in session.
Since Mack already had a comfort level with new Texas head coach Shaka Smart and assistants Mike Morrell and David Cason, the visit was about building a comfort level with the city of Austin, which Mack had never visited, and seeing the campus and facilities.
Based on the comment from Mack and the undeniable appeal of Austin and the University of Texas campus, it doesn't seem like to stretch to assume that the 6'6, 185-pounder saw enough to envision playing college basketball for the Longhorns.
Over the last 10 days or so, the Longhorns have surged in Mack's 247Sports Crystal Ball:
Mack has gone rather quiet since his trip and there's no set announcement date, so now it's just a waiting game.