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In-state native DB transfers to South Carolina

On3 imageby:Chris Clark01/04/24

Defensive back Buddy Mack, who spent the past four seasons at Pittsburgh, has enrolled at the University of South Carolina and will walk on to the football program, has learned.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder played his high school football at Byrnes in the Upstate, where he was a 5A All-State pick and selected to the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

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As a. prospect, Mack was rated by the On3 Industry Ranking – a weighted average of all four major recruiting services – as a three-star prospect and the 15th-best player in the state of South Carolina for the 2020 class.

After enrolling early at Pittsburgh, Mack saw action in 11 games as a true freshman as a reserve safety and on special teams.

Most recently Mack saw action in 12 games for the Panthers during the 2023 season. He has tallied 18 tackles and a forced fumble during his collegiate career.

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PERSONAL: Thomas Earl Mack III, born 2/8/02, is the son of Thomas and Thresea Mack Jr….has one sister and one brother…grandfather, Roy Kirksey, was an offensive guard at Maryland Eastern Shore and played four NFL seasons (1971-74), spending two years with the New York Jets and two with the Philadelphia Eagles…earned his bachelor’s degree in law, criminal justice and society and is now pursuing graduate studies in Pitt’s School of Education.

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