A normal Thursday training with former Alabama defensive back, Robby Green, quickly turned into a day to remember for John Ehret High School’s sophomore defensive back, Wardell Mack this week.
Mack was working with Green at Dynamic Performance Training in New Orleans Thursday when Alabama’s offensive and defensive coordinators walked into the gym.
“I was locked in working on my craft and as I was working out, coach Pete Golding and coach Bill O’Brien walked into the facility,” Mack said. “I figured I should turn it up a notch during the workout to show them that I was that guy. At the end of the workout, coach Golding walked up to me, and he said he loved what he saw and he hopes to get me up there for the Spring. He ended by saying, I just earned a scholarship from the University of Alabama. It was mind-boggling, to say the least. I did not really fully realize what I accomplished until the next morning.”
The Crimson Tide became the second D1 program to offer Mack. They were the first Power 5 program to do so. Mack now has three offers after the Mississippi State Bulldogs put an offer on the table Thursday as well.
The sophomore said he feels the Alabama football program attracts top talent year in and year out.
“I believe it is a great program,” Mack said. “They have produced a lot of great athletes and the best amongst the best in the nation will go there.”
Alabama’s freshman defensive back, Kaine Williams is Mack’s older cousin, and the fellow Louisiana native has talked with the new Alabama target about his experience in Tuscaloosa.
“He told me it was tough at first but everything has gotten smoother,” said Mack.
I need all of bama nation to go turn up my lil cousin! https://t.co/injbx15IaA
— ☥Kaine ”K5IVE” Williams☥ (@kwilliams5_) January 28, 2022
Mack is listed at 6-foot-1 and weighs 170 pounds. He showed he is capable of making plays on the football in coverage as a sophomore. The 2024 prospect also ade some effective tackles in space during the 2021 football season.
“As far as my game goes, I believe my coverage and my run support skills are elite,” Mack said. “I come with my mind set on dominating every play.”
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Alabama continues to offer new 2024 prospects and its recruiting board for the class is looking really impressive. Mack will continue to build a relationship with Alabama his recruitment continues to grow.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith