An Atlanta football recruit got 52 letters in one day from Georgia Tech.
Charles Mack, a safety from Wesleyan, said he checked his mailbox last week and discovered a big package from Georgia Tech. It was really big.
“I opened it up, and it had typed letters, hand-written letters, newsletters from the school … 52 in all,” Mack told the AJC.
“I was shocked and surprised. I started reading all of them, and I still haven’t finished.”
It’s a creative but not unique recruiting tactic: Earlier this spring, Nick Saban made headlines after Alabama sent 105 letters in one day to another Atlanta recruit.
“I think it caught all of us by surprise,” said Mack’s father, Charles II, who played fullback at Georgia Tech from 1983-87.
“For them to send 52 letters through the mail in one day, including a personal letter from each coach on the staff, it spoke highly of Georgia Tech … As an alum, I was excited for my son. Of course, Georgia Tech has a wide array of things to offer. I think it would be a great fit for him. But at the end of the day, it’s going to be his choice.”
The younger Mack said the most letters he got from a school in one day previously was three from South Florida. The 6-1, 188-pounder has early football scholarship offers from South Florida and Navy, and will be evaluated for one from Georgia Tech at summer camp.
“Georgia Tech came to my spring practices and watched me to DB drills,” Mack said. “They said I have a good frame, I have big and long arms, they like the way I move in space and turn my hips. Now they want to see me go 1-on-1 against some wide receivers at camp.”
Mack has also generated interest from Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Duke, NC State and Temple, among others.
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