The former Indiana recruit — he was the first to verbal for the class of 2008 — has moved to Georgia and will begin taking classes at Redan High School (about 20 minutes outside of Atlanta) today. Mackey was arrested for trafficking crack cocaine in late September and still faces a grand jury trial (no date set).
But clearly Mackey is optimistic about how his future will turn out. He says he’s hearing from schools — Cincinnati, which he followed as a kid growing up there, is his favorite — and hopes to sign once his legal situation is sorted out.
“Once all of this is over it will be a great success story,” Mackey said.
According to the story, Mackey has spoken with Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson recently. Sampson wants Mackey to attend a junior college and then transfer to IU; Mackey doesn’t want to.