Columbia, SC (WLTX) — Shaka Smart is no stranger to the Midlands, having made numerous trips to see Dreher’s Tevin Mack.
Smart was the first major Division I program to offer Mack a scholarship, but that was when Smart was the head coach at VCU. Smart has been introduced as the new head coach at Texas. The question now is will Mack want to stay at VCU or will he ask for a release from his letter-of-intent.?
The Dreher senior announced last November that he would attend Virginia Commonwealth and play basketball for the Rams. But Smart’s departure could shake things up.
Mack has stayed quiet publicly but it’s likely VCU has already reached out to Mack and asked for him to hold off making any decision about his future until after the school brings in the new head coach.
But it’s still unclear if Mack will want to remain at VCU or perhaps he might want to take his talents to Connecticut, the other school he was heavily considering, at least publicly.
A lot has to happen for Mack to want to remain at VCU, but no doubt the new Rams’ hire will do everything he can to keep Mack in the fold.