While Texas A&M offered LaMarque defensive back Korey Mangum as a sophomore and he accepted as a junior, the Aggies are going to have to hold on for a ride his senior season to ink the talented cornerback.
“I really thinking about taking some visits,” he said. “Florida State just offered all three of us (Russell Ball and Clarence Ward), and we are talking about that. I just don’t know right now.”
Mangum, whose brother is an Aggie special-teamer, also has offers from the likes of Oklahoma State, TCU, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Baylor, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
“If I had a top five it would be Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, TCU and Texas A&M,” he said. “But I’m going to go where I can play and feel comfortable.”
He has not been offered in writing by LSU or Oklahoma to date.
While things are heating up on the recruiting front for Mangum, they are white-hot for him on the football field. The Cougars have already seen how difficult repeating a state championship can be. LaMarque fell to Bay City in the first week of the season before defeating Galveston Ball last weekend. During the Bay City contest, Ball suffered an knee injury in the first quarter and hasn’t played since.
“It was good to play Bay City already,” he said. “We can see what we need to improve so we can take care of them the next time around. We play Port Neches-Groves this weekend, which will be tough. The entire community comes to those games and I’ve heard they are wild.”
Not as wild as the ride Mangum is going to put the Aggies through.