Bruce Feldman from ESPN has Mack as one of college football’s top workout warriors. Check out what he had to say:
“7. Alex Mack, Cal, center:
Arguably the best offensive lineman in the country, the 6-4, 310-pound Mack, a standout wrestler in high school, is everything coaches want in a center. The guy is not only the most powerful player on the team, but also the most flexible guy too. His 374-pound power clean set a Golden Bear record, while he regularly displays his freakish flexibility by doing splits and scoring the highest marks on all of the flexibility tests the players do. "The two things that make him different from anybody I've ever coached are his work ethic and his flexibility," says Jim Michalczik, Cal's veteran O-line coach. "He is the hardest worker I've ever seen." Michalczik says that uncanny flexibility not only helps prevent injuries but as a center, Mack always is forced to operate in close quarters and is able to get low and stay low. Not bad for a guy who wasn't a high-profile recruit that had come to school as a 260-pounder.”
I’m not sure if I’m more impressed by the 374-pound power clean or the splits…Probably the splits.