After becoming the first of two flips from the Florida Gators for the Texas Longhorns at safety, four-star cornerback Wardell Mack officially signed with head coach Steve Sarkisian’s program on Early Signing Day.
Mack was a late additions for the Longhorns, who took advantage of their ascension while the Gators struggled. Mack took three official visits during the June visit period, to the Longhorns, Gators, and the Florida State Seminoles — committing to Florida ahead of his senior season. Texas secondary coach Terry Joseph, who is largely responsible for recruiting Louisiana, kept pushing and eventually managed the flip in November.
The 5’11, 170-pound defensive back from John Ehret was a do-everything player in high school, showing off elite athleticism and skill. Mack logged snaps at wide receiver, quarterback, corner, and returning kicks for the Patriots, showing elite ball skills and playmaking ability in all phases of the game.
Mack joins an extremely talented defensive back class for the Longhorns that featured multiple players with positional versatility, including high four-star Waco Connally standout Kobe Black. Given Mack’s clear skillset, rankings, and offer list, he’s expected to earn a spot on Texas special teams as a freshman while competing for a spot in the cornerback rotation similar to Malik Muhammad this season and Terrance Brooks last season.
A consensus four-star prospect, Mack is ranked as the No. 131 player nationally and the No. 14 cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.