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Ohio State recruiting: 2016 WR Austin Mack talks visit, Buckeyes

2016 wide receiver Austin Mack was in Columbus last weekend. See what he said about the visit and when he plans on making a return trip.

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Austin Mack, a four-star prospect from Indiana, is high on the Buckeyes after his visit last weekend. Mack, checking in at 6'2, 205 pounds, is currently ranked as the number one prospect in the state for his 2016 class.

Already holding some big offers from schools like Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, and Cincinnati, his recruitment should blow up even more after he puts up huge numbers this junior season.

Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with Austin to see how his latest trip to Columbus went:

How was the overall visit last weekend? What coaches did you speak with?

"It was really awesome. The atmosphere was insane for only a noon game. I even got to hang out with some of the players after and experience the whole college life which was great. I actually got to speak with all the coaches."

In general, is there a certain coach that you've spoken to the most through this recruiting process?

"Urban Meyer and I talk daily. Coach Coombs and I usually talk often as well. Then we have Coach Smith and we usually talk once a week."

So, where is OSU on your list right now? Are any other programs sticking out?

"I'm keep[ing] all of the schools recruiting me at an even level until I commit. I have no favorites."

You are visiting again for the Cincinnati game next week, but do you have any other visits lined up to other schools?

"Yes. I'm planning on visiting Notre Dame, Stanford, Michigan, and Penn State as well."

What is it about Ohio State that draws you to their program?

"The education and the way their coaches develop their players. Also playing for a Big Ten school."

How do you see yourself fitting into coach Meyer's system?

"I think I'd fit perfectly and my skill set [translates] very well. I see myself being a Mike Thomas type of receiver or even if I develop right, I could become like Devin Smith."

Lastly, what would it mean to you to become a Buckeye?

"It would mean a lot. There's a ton of great things going on in Columbus."

Check out Mack's highlights, courtesy of Hudl: