Frost Down to Five

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Spring Valley High School (Columbia, SC) defensive end Mack Frost has narrowed his list to five schools, and he plans on making official visits to them all. The five programs are Virginia, Maryland, Auburn, South Carolina, and Clemson.

“I know where I’m going for all of my official visits, and I’ve set most of them,” Frost said. “I’m going to Maryland next weekend (December 12th), South Carolina on January 16th, and Virginia on the 23rd [of January]. I still need to set dates for Auburn and Clemson.

“I’m ready to take my visits and get my decision out of the way.”

The 6-5, 240 pound defensive end finished his senior season with 69 tackles including 12 tackles-for-loss, five sacks,, four forced fumbles, one interception, and two blocked field goals. Frost sat out “three or four” games with a high ankle sprain.

For Frost, athletic ability and strength are his two main strengths as a defensive end. He runs a 4.7 in the 40 yard dash, bench presses 320 pounds, and squats 480 pounds. His versatility makes him a good fit in a variety of defenses. While most schools want him as an end in the 4-3 scheme, Virginia is recruiting him to play end in their 3-4 scheme. Frost appears comfortable with both.

“I’ve played in the 3-4 before, and it’s not much of a change,” Frost said. “The only difference is that, in the 4-3, there is not as much pressure on you in terms of taking on blocks. In the 4-3, there is usually a defensive tackle right beside you taking away a blocker, so you can go one-on-one with a lineman. I’ll play both of them though…it doesn’t matter.”

Playing time does not seem to be an issue either. Each of the five programs indicate that Frost would have the ability to compete for early playing time, however he does not mind red-shirting if needed.

“I would like to play right away, but if I’m not ready I will red-shirt,” Frost said. “I’ll figure that out in practice once I get wherever I go. I’ve seen what each school needs at defensive end because I’ve looked it up. At Maryland, I know they really need defensive ends and they would need me to play early.”

Of the five schools on his list, three have come for in-home visits this first week of the Contact period. Frost enjoyed the in-home experiences, however admitted he felt the visits were more for his parents than for him.

“Virginia, Maryland, and Auburn are the only schools that have come by so far this week,” Frost said. “Basically the coaches come in, talk about where