Austin Mack made his second trip to Notre Dame this fall and the 2016 Indiana wide receiver came away just as impressed with the Irish’s game against USC on Saturday as he was with their matchup with Oklahoma last month.
“It was really awesome,” the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder said. “It was a really good game, it was really close too. It was pretty intense and the crowd was going crazy.”
Mack, who already has early offers from Cincinnati and Indiana, was excited to be a part of Notre Dame’s biggest recruiting weekend this season.
“There were a lot more prospects there,” he said. “There were a lot of big-time prospects there. I got to meet some older people. The atmosphere was great. It was Notre Dame man, it’s awesome.”
Mack had the chance to speak with California wide receiver Erik Brown and Notre Dame quarterback commit DeShone Kizer as well as fellow Fort Wayne natives, Drue and Justin Tranquill.
“There were a lot of people there, a lot of prospects there,” said Mack.
The atmosphere for the night game against the Trojans was a bit different from the one he experienced when Notre Dame played the Sooners.
“It was a little crazier because it was at night with college students,” Mack said. “It was really fun.”
Mack also had the chance to speak with Notre Dame assistant Mike Elston.
“I got to talk to the recruiting person in my area, Coach Elston,” he said. “He was just glad to see me there and he said to be ready for the upcoming season and the summer. He said to try to get in touch with them and the receivers coach also said to try to get the win for our team.”
Mack, who also made a trip to Indiana last month, would like to return to South Bend, but doesn’t have any plans scheduled to do so just yet.
“I’m not quite sure when, but I would love to go back,” he said.
Mack plays for the same Bishop Luers program in Fort Wayne that produced Irish freshman linebacker Jaylon Smith. Through nine games this season, Mack has caught 37 passes for 473 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 96-yarder.