4-star IOL Mason Short sets commitment date

On3 imageby:Chad Simmons03/29/24


Evans (Ga.) four-star interior offensive lineman Mason Short trimmed his list of top schools down to four. GeorgiaClemsonOhio State and Kentucky all made the cut for the former Alabama commit, but that number is about to be down to one.

Short will announce his decision on April 5 at 9am ET at his high school.

“I will commit next week and it will be to one of the final four schools,” Short told On3. “I took calls from all four schools, I took the visits I needed to take and now I am working to make the decision.

“Over the last few weeks, I have focused my time and recruitment on a couple of schools. It has been 50-50 between those two for a little while now, so I now I need to choose one.”

The No. 222 overall prospect and No. 13 IOL in the On3 Industry Ranking. Short believes in both coaches, he likes their track record at developing players and he feels good about each school.

“I have relationships, I like the development of players and I feel good about all four schools. Once I get done praying about it and I have that feeling over my entire body, I will make my decision. My questions have been answered, so I will get at peace with a decision soon and announce my decision next week.”

Short talks Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio State

Clemson – “Coach Swinney is as good as they get as a coach and a human being. And coach luke has one of the best track records for producing NFL linemen. And his way of coaching really stands out to me. As well as how his players respond to him.”

Georgia – “They breed NFL guys every year and Coach Smart and Coach Searels want to coach me and they let it be known I’m a priority for them with the constant contact with me and my family. From the beginning of my recruitment they let me know in the end I’ll be a Georgia Bulldog.”

Kentucky – “I appreciate the relationship Coach Wolf has built with me in the past years I know his way of coaching and his goal of developing guys into NFL talent and I’m looking forward to building my relationships at Kentucky.”

Ohio State – “Coach Frye and Coach day are two amazing coaches and produce a lot of NFL talent and I know I will be developed there. They have a rich history of developing offensive linemen.”