Tiyaun Mack profile
"I feel like we're going to be a younger team this year," said Mack. "We are losing some key people on offense like Tobias (Singleton) and Joe Price, but we have some talented players coming up like Travis Singleton.
"Devon Desper is back on the offensive line and he missed a lot of games last year because he was hurt.
"Bailey Pepper is another lineman that is going to be really good and he was only a sophomore this year."
Tiyuan expects the defensive unit to help carry the team early on while the offense breaks in some new play makers.
"Our defense should be really strong especially on the D line and at linebacker," said Mack. "We are going to need some guys to help out in the secondary, but we'll work on that in spring practice."
College recruiters have already identified Tiyaun as a name of interest in the early goings of the 2012 recruiting process.
"I am hearing from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Southeastern Louisiana, Alabama, Middle Tennessee and Memphis," said Mack. "No one has offered me yet, but they are talking about it.
Tiyaun, who is being recruited as a nose guard, has not been out to see many college campuses so far, but he plans to take in his first junior day this weekend.
"I am supposed to go to Mississippi State this weekend," said Mack. "I missed the last one and the D line coach (Chris Wilson) told me to come to this one.
"Me and Maurice Bennett are going over there."
The central Mississippi standout reports that the chance to play close to home is something that is very interesting to him, but he is focused on mainly finding the best fit both academically and athletically.
"I want to play for a winning program and for a school that is going to show me love," said Mack. "I would like to play close to home, but I just want to play college football and get my education."