One of the Palmetto State’s top players will embark on a trip to visit a pair of his favorite schools this weekend.
“I’m going to Maryland and Virginia on Friday and Saturday for one-day camps,” said Columbia (S.C) Spring Valley defensive end Mack Frost. “Those are two of the schools who have offered me, and I like both of them pretty well.
“Maryland has a good coaching staff, some good teams in recent years, and they’re going to need some defensive ends soon. I feel like I’d have a chance to step in and compete for playing time pretty soon there. Virginia has a good coaching staff, too. I like the way they’re making that program into a big contender. I think they’re going to be really good the next couple of years.”
Frost (6-5, 235, 4.65) also has scholarship offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Auburn, Florida and North Carolina. He insists his recruitment is “wide open” at this point, despite living only minutes from the South Carolina campus.
“I don’t have any favorites at all,” he said. “I like USC. I just got finished going to camp there. I’ve got a good relationship with the coaches, and it’s good that they’re so close to home, but everybody’s about the same out of all those schools. I don’t really have a preference between in state or out of state, either. I just want to get a good education and have a chance to play for a championship.”
In that regard, the Florida Gators appear to have a good chance to land Frost.
“I feel like they’re going to be a championship contender, and I like their defensive coordinator (former USC coordinator Charlie Strong) a whole lot,” he said. “They’ve got a lot of the things I’m looking for.”
Frost will camp at Gainesville in July.
Regarding Auburn, Frost said he was interested in the Tigers, but needed to learn more about their program. He said he hoped to speak with their coaches more when they can make calls again, and perhaps visit the school at some point.
As a junior, Frost recorded 77 tackles and seven sacks to establish himself as one of the state’s top prospects. Academically, he’s a 3.3 student with a 1080 on the SAT. He’s interested in pursuing a degree in computer science.