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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #86 Alizé Mack

Alizé Mack: The (Hopeful) Savior of “Tight End U”

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Temple Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Next up for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tight end Alizé Mack, formerly known as Alizé Jones. Mack is from Las Vegas, Nevada, and played at the powerhouse Bishop Gorman. After a freshman season that yielded ten receptions, and a sophomore season that saw Mack in academic exile, expectations are sky high for the former high school standout.

3 Things about Alizé Mack

  1. As mentioned above, he played high school football at Bishop Gorman. This is the same high school as Nicco Fertitta, Ronnie Stanley, and even Tennesee Titans running back Demarco Murray.
  2. Mack rated as the number one overall tight end in his class according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
  3. Alizé Mack can make some Odell-esque one handed grabs if he has to, check it out:

YouTube Hot Fire

The coaches can’t help but rave about Alizé Mack here, and the highlights display the pure athletic ability and innate talent that he brings to the table for Notre Dame.

I, Gallagher, Dub Thee...

Alizé “Mack Attack” Mack, or maybe Alizé “Mack Daddy” Mack... or what about The ImMACKulate Alizé Mack? Oh, or maybe Alizé Mack and Cheese? No, I think I’ll just stick with “Mack Attack”, that seems like the safe option.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame Spring Game Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

2017 Forecast

The bar has been set high for “Mack Daddy”. Okay now that I’ve used it in a sentence I’m definite that we need to not use that one. Let’s try this again.

All jokes aside, the bar truly has been set high for Alizé Mack. This is a gifted player, entering his third year in the program, who now is under tutelage of an offensive coordinator who has a tendency to deploy two tight end systems and has even previously been a tight ends coach. This is a new system that should feature significantly more tight end usage than years prior. It just so happens that Mack is the best receiving threat at the position and should subsequently garner the most targets from Brandon Wimbush. People around the program expect an exponential improvement from the tight ends this year, and Alizé Mack is here to fulfill their expectations.