Mack Discusses RU

Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer

Jan 7, 2016

By: Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer


Taysir Mack

Taysir Mack

 While some college prospects pour over offers during the season, Taysir Mack had his mind made up all the way back in June.  The Brooklyn, New York resident chose Rutgers over a pair of other strong opportunities and potentially many more down the pike.  And, even though much has changed on campus between when Mack initially committed and today, his decision has not changed.

The program's major change, of course, was the dismissal of coach Kyle Flood.  The program also lost the commitment of Mack's teammate, Ahmed Bah.  The two wide receivers are - predictably - close, and the duo even pledged to Rutgers on the same day.  Still, Bah bailing on RU has not led Mack to follow suit.
"No, I'm not going to decommit just because [Bah] did," Mack told Donald Forbes of "The way I see it is, everyone is always looking into different things when looking into a school.  Me and my family like Rutgers a lot. However, my recruiting is also open until I meet the new coaches at Rutgers and really get to know them."
Until Bah gets to meet face-to-face with new head coach Chris Ash, he says that he's going to reserve all judgement.
"I'm not sure yet about [Coach Ash] and my feelings on him. I have to really get to know someone and know them as a person, you know? I want to get to know who he is, beyond who he is as a coach.  To me, that's important, because that will be the person in around for the next four years.  So, right now I'm just waiting to meet him, then I can tell you more," said Mack.
When asked if he's still committed to Rutgers, Mack didn't hesitate to answer in the affirmative.  Still, he's not a hard commit, and other schools will have their chance to change his mind.  Mack tells that several schools have reached out to him recently, including Indiana, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi State. Prior to his summer commitment to Rutgers, UConn and Syracuse reportedly extended him offers.  Other programs such as Clemson, Marshall, Maryland, Penn State, Central Florida, and West Virginia were said to have interest as well.
Mack first burst on to the scene in his junior campaign, hauling in 45 passes for 884 yards and 13 touchdowns.  The Scarlet Knights would for him to provide that kind of production at RU, but they'll have to wait it out and see if Mack is still coming to New Brunswick in the fall.