Found May 05, 2014 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Khalil Mack's rise from a teenager ready to give up high school football to coveted NFL Draft prospect really started in 2009, when he redshirted at Buffalo and began to both harness and believe in his abilities as a football player. "I saw myself getting better," Mack said, still remembering the two previous times he'd planned on giving up football altogether. "And I was glad I stuck with it." Two years into high school, Mack had suffered a knee injury, wanted to commit to playing basketball and had to be talked into playing football at all. He didn't start a game at Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Fla., until his senior year, and before any college showed interest in Mack, he thought he'd already made his plans. He was going to accept an academic scholarship from nearby Indian River Community College and major in exercise science. "I thought I knew my future," Mack said. "I was ready to go to work." Few had any idea what...
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