Is it a tiger or a panther?
''Both,'' Olack says with a smile.
The current Massillon Tiger and future University of Pittsburgh Panther is preparing for his future as a Division I wide receiver, but there is plenty of unfinished business left in his senior year of high school.
In football-crazed Massillon, there is always the expectation of championships. This is, after all, a place where players enter the field through smoke tunnels and past inflatable tigers while they trail a caged live tiger and fireworks erupt.
And last year, they nearly got a title, losing to Cleveland Glenville in the Division I state semifinals.
This year, the Tigers have plenty of expectations.
They return a 1,000-yard rusher in junior Alex Winters, and his bruising complement in Jake Reiman. After Winters injured his knee in the regular season finale, Reiman rushed for more than 400 yards in the team's final five games.
''Winters is a 'bring-your-lunch-pail-to-work type of kid.' It's every play 100 percent,'' Massillon coach Jason Hall said. ''He is able to limit his mistakes because he practices like he plays. Alex is one of our thoroughbreds.''
An experienced group of linebackers and defensive secondary should keep the defense strong.
But the brightest talents are the wide receivers, where the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Olack is teamed with the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Devin Smith, an Ohio State recruit.
''They are definitely mismatch problems for defenses . . . fortunately for us, we don't have to defend against ourselves,'' Hall said. ''We are excited about those guys. Both of them are leaders for us and they made tons of plays for us last year, so we expect the same thing this year.''
Smith earned his Ohio State scholarship by catching 50 passes last year for 989 yards and 15 touchdowns.
He also drew interest from Notre Dame and nearly all of the Big Ten.
''After [Ohio State] offered, I talked it over with my parents and they told me to go ahead and take it,'' Smith said. ''It was a place I wanted to go to all my life.''
Olack finished last season with 49 receptions for 763 yards and three touchdowns to draw Big Ten interest as well, before choosing Pitt because of the big-city atmosphere and his relationship with the coaches.
But who will throw to them this season?
The graduation of Robert Partridge left a vacancy at the quarterback position. Partridge, who is now at Miami University (Ohio), threw for 2,631 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.
The Tigers have three options in senior Anthony McCormick and sophomores Kyle Kempt and Brody Tonn.
''All three of our quarterbacks are football-savvy kids,'' Hall said.
McCormick has some experience and the strongest arm, Hall said.
Kempt created Internet buzz as an eighth-grader when Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh offered him a scholarship after a football camp. At the time, Kempt was living in Oregon. This is his first season at Massillon after his family moved into the area.
Kempt has made ''tremendous strides the last three weeks'' in learning the playbook and his new teammates, Hall said.
Tonn is the most athletic and consistent of the group thus far, Hall said. Tonn is taking the first-team reps, and McCormick and Kempt work with the second unit.
''Last year, it was a lot of deep balls,'' Smith said. ''This year, with the loss of Rob and we have young quarterbacks in, you are going to see a lot of short routes, but we are going to throw it deep a few times.''
Smith spent the offseason working on ''juke moves'' and avoiding more tackles, an area he said he needed to improve on from last season, a move that will be beneficial to shorter pass routes, too.
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