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Mack talks USF, Iowa State

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Things started a little slow on the recruiting trail for Sarasota (Fla.) Booker running back Marlon Mack but have taken off as of late. Mack recently added offers from USF and Marshall, helping his list grow to eight total.
Mack earned his USF offer at camp a couple of weeks ago, with the Bulls telling him they want to use him on defense.
"They want me to play defensive back," Mack said. "They say I'm a great athlete and they think I would be good as a safety."
Adding an offer from the nearby Bulls is something Mack had been hoping for and he was glad when it finally happened.
"It was nice when they offered me," he said. "I think it's a pretty good school. It's right up the street from my house so my whole family could come and watch me play."
Another school that's in the mix for Mack's services is Iowa State. The Cyclones were among the first schools to offer and continue to make a strong push.
"I've been hearing from [defensive tackles] Coach Shane [Burnham] a lot," Mack said. "They are leaning more toward using me on defense."
Mack said that even though Iowa is far from home, the Cyclones are an intriguing options.
"I think they're a good upcoming program," Mack said. "The past few years they've been going up and getting more wins and playing in bowl games. I think they're a good school to go to."
When it comes to a preference between offense and defense, Mack said he just wants to play at the next level, regardless of the position.
"I love the game of football and I love playing both sides of the ball," he said. "I like playing defensive back, too, so if that's where teams want to use me I'd be fine with that."
Mack said he doesn't have plans to attend any more camps and has shifted his focus to his upcoming senior season. However, he did say he could be cutting his list or making a decision sometime in the near future.
"I think toward the beginning of school I'll make my decision or cut my list down a little bit," he said.
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