Former VCU Commit Tevin Mack Headed to Texas

Four-star recruit Tevin Mack, formerly committed to Virginia Commonwealth, will head west and join Shaka Smart at Texas. Evan Daniels of reported Mack’s decision.

A 6’7″, 200 pound forward out of Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina, Mack had originally committed to VCU when Smart was still the head coach there. He further elaborated on his decision to head to Austin.

“I chose them because I signed to play for coach Smart in the beginning,” Mack said. “I wanted to stay with him and follow him and stick with the same plan. It feels like a great fit.”“I feel like it’s a better opportunity actually,” he added. “I think it’s a blessing from God. That was one of the my favorite programs from the beginning.”

Mack will now join Smart on a Longhorns team that spent the last 17 years under former head coach Rick Barnes, now of Tennessee, and only has seen significant progress since 2008. Texas was 20-14 (8-10 Big 12) last season and made the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed before losing to No.6 Butler in the Round of 64.

Smart will enter his first season in Austin after six seasons at VCU, with whom he went 163-56 and took to the Final Four in 2011, as a No. 11 seed. With Mack and other top incoming freshman Kerwin Roach Jr. and Eric Davis, it appears as though Smart will have plenty of tools to work with as he brings the Longhorns back to national prominence.

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