Bulls Weekly: Marlon Mack’s road to becoming USF’s best running back ever
The road to USF for Marlon Mack was an indecisive one.
Mack was one of the best players in the state of Florida in 2014, and played both sides of the ball his senior year at Booker T in Sarasota, Florida. He rushed for 1,527 yards and 19 touchdowns, while posting 110 tackles on defense.
Marlon was a 4 star prospect according to ESPN, and played in the Semper Fidelis AllAmerican Bowl.
Mack originally committed to UCLA in November, but Marlon took a late visit to USF nine days before national signing day. Three days later Mack flipped his commitment from UCLA to the hometown Bulls and the rest is history.
Now Marlon Mack is on pace to become USF’s all-time leading rusher next season, and some will begin to debate that Marlon is USF best running back of all time.
Just look at his stats and maybe you’ll change your mind.
As a freshman, Mack rushed for 1,201 yards which is 3rd best in Bulls history. Currently he has 835 on the season with three games left, so Marlon will likely rush for 1000 yards for a second consecutive season.
Andre Hall is the only other Bull ever to have two consecutive season with over 1000 yards, after he did it in 2004 and 2005.
Marlon is tied for multiple school records such as rushing yards in a game (275), rushing touchdowns in a game (4), and longest non touchdown run (75).
And Marlon hasn’t even gotten the Bulls’ full workload this year, with dual-threat QB Quinton Flowers rushing for 657 yards on 133 rushes.
Marlon Mack only has ten more attempts than Flowers.
So whether you agree or disagree with this assessment, the bottom line is simple: stats don’t deny the claim– it should be hard for anyone to.
Game Prediction: USF will face their toughest opponent of the season in the #21 team in nation, the Temple Owls. This is a must win game for the Bulls if they want to keep their conference championship hopes alive. I think Marlon Mack will have a huge game for the Bulls and rush for 150 yards, to lead the Bulls to an upset victory.
Final: USF 28 Temple 24