We have covered Heritage High School rising star wide receiver E'lon Mack all year but have only shared a little bit on the 6'0"-170 pound Wide Receiver from Washington's Heritage High School. The Vancouver native is only going to be a Junior and so we take the coverage slow. It is not right for any Network to jump on and make declarations of grandeur too early. But plenty do. We are not one of them.
But Mack has done enough and with his Junior year 30 days off roughly we are going to pick up our coverage on him.
He looked very good at the Air One Football Camps this Spring under the tutelage of All American Coach John Charles. He looked terrific at the SPARQ Combine hitting a 93 to lead the Juniors. His 4.6 laser is tracking nicely for a guy who is only going to get faster and should have him in the mid 4.4's by his Senior season and that is the sort of speed needed to make it on to the big college level.
E'lon was one of the fastest kids in the State and at the Track finals put him in the top handful of kids in the 100 and 200 and a top 5 leader for his Class of 2014. He had a 10.94 100 Meter which put him in a real elite group of youngsters.
He is a strider and has tremendous hands. He took those hands and speed to the Nike NFTC Camp at Oregon in June and looked solid. One of the few 10th graders at the premier event of upwards of 400 top kids Mack looked as good as the upper classmen.
He followed that up with the All Camp award for Juniors at the Western Oregon Team Camp showing he could catch the ball with pads on as well as with them off.
Last stop? The Manning Passing Academy. There he caught for the Nations top QB's. Out of a huge group of Wide Receivers E'lon stood out and was offered a chance to go with 20 elite kids to catch for the likes of Matt Barkley (USC) and Bryan Bennett (Oregon) . His response was as follows.
"Those guys throw the ball hard! But I caught all of the passes I was thrown," said Mack smiling. "Overall the Manning event was awesome."
He also reflected on the Heritage team he will help lead this season.
"We went to the UW for a passing league event. It was great. We lost to Skyline but won a couple games too and it seems like the team is coming together really well. Loren Standiford is our QB and he has been training with Coach Charles in the off season and is going to be ready. So things feel good."
As far as college things are just getting going. He has heard from some schools but expects things to really pick up as the 2012 Season gets rolling. No doubt they will. For now he is training at school, staying healthy, and working out with top notch trainer Ryan Paul at New Athlete.
E'lon Mack is on his way. More to follow for sure.