North Carolina RB is emerging

Wake Forest and Virginia offered Chris Mangus a scholarship last week and he is quickly closing in on double-digit offers.

"Virginia and Wake Forest offered me recently and I also have offers from East Carolina, Memphis, Duke, Notre Dame, Minnesota, and North Carolina State," said Chris Mangus. "I am hearing from Georgia, North Carolina, Clemson, Vanderbilt, and a few more schools right now too."

Things have really picked up for the 5-foot-11, 168 pound running back out of Raleigh (NC) Needham Broughton that ran for over 1,300 yards in 2010.

Scout expects him to pick up more offers before the end of the month. Right now though, three schools sit atop his list.

"I really like Georgia, Clemson, and Notre Dame. I would put them on top right now. I am sure things will change, but I like those three."

He had good things to say about school.

Clemson: "I like everything I know about them so far. I went there for their spring game and I liked everything I saw. Coach Caldwell is the coach recruiting me and he is very down to earth."

Georgia: "I visited Georgia earlier this year for one of their Junior Days and I liked it there. The staff is cool, I really liked the atmosphere, and they had great facilities."

Notre Dame: "They have a great school with a lot of tradition. I could get a great education there and I could play for a great fan base too."

Mangum's top three is not his final three. He will look things over this summer, take some visits, and get to know about different schools.

"I am going to take all five of my official visits before I do anything and I will take some unofficial visits this summer to see more schools," said the talented running back. "I am going to weight all of my options, see where I feel comfortable at, and then see how I feel. I want to get a good education, relate to the coaches I play for well, and go somewhere that wants to win." Top Stories