Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Mack is one to watch
Lonoke head coach Doug Bost gives wide receiver Shane Edwards (17) some words of encouragement during the second quarter of the Hootens.com Kickoff Classic in Pine Bluff.
It only takes a few seconds of watching Lonoke junior receiver Blake Mack's highlight video to see he's a very physically gifted athlete who should be considered among the best in his class.
Mack, 6-4, 195, 4.5 seconds in the 40 yard dash, has received interest from Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri and Arkansas State but will no doubt see the Hogs inquire about him in the future.
Lonoke Coach Doug Bost and defensive coordinator Drake Widener see Mack as a top talent.
"He can 360 dunk a basketball," Widener said. "He's long, he can stretch the field, he has speed and great hands. His hands are huge. If you throw up a jump ball, he's going to come down with it 99 percent of the time."
Widener likens Mack to a former Razorback receiver.
"He's just a match up nightmare for any high school corner and probably will be once he gets to college," Widener said. "He looks lot like Greg Childs when he was in high school. If he could ever figure out how good he could be, he would be ridiculous."
Having to defense against Mack in practice isn't much fun, said Widener.
"I hate trying to stop him." he said.
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