After committing extremely early to Texas A&M just after his junior season, LaMarque, Texas defensive back Korey Mangum is considering playing the field.
Mangum’s (6-0, 180-pounds) brother Kevin is a special-teamer for the Aggies, and had a lot to do with his early commitment.
“Right now, I’m a little open,” he said. “I still like Texas A&M, but I’m hearing from a lot of schools and getting several offers that I would like to check out.”
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Mangum, who projects as a big corner in college, has been offered by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, TCU, Houston, Utah, Baylor and Kansas to date.
“I really like the Texas A&M coaching staff and the facilities, but I would like to take official visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and one more.”
The one more being LSU, where his teammate Clarence Ward has already committed.
“LSU is talking with me a lot and I really like their program,” he said. “I would really like to go somewhere I could play early, so I’m going to really look at some depth charts of schools I’m interested in.”
Playing for his current team is an accomplishment in itself. Mangum has started for LaMarque, the Class 4A state champions the last two season, and is preparing for the upcoming season by working out and playing seven-on-seven tournaments with his fellow Cougars.
“Every class wants to be better than the other here,” he said. “It’s fun to play here, and we all try to have better stats and a better season than the year before. It really makes you work harder.”
Imagine how hard Mangum is working after a perfect championship season and district honors.