Manges Likes Iowa

Corey Manges grew up rooting for Iowa from his home on Texas. The Class of 2013 TE camped with the Hawkeyes on Monday. He talks about the event and where he stands with the Big Ten school in this update,

Corey Manges camped at Iowa on Monday hoping to realize a dream. He settled for knowing that it still was alive.

Manges, whose family is originally from Iowa City, tried to show the Hawkeye coaches he was worthy of a scholarship offer. He left town without one.

"They told me that I'm high on their list," the 2013 tight end from Texas said. "They under recruit and like to evaluate their players through the process. Coach (LeVar) Woods said he would give me a call and to keep my options open. He said not to rule out Iowa."

Manges reports scholarship offers from Colorado, Wake Forest, North Texas, New Mexico State and Texas-San Antonio. He said that other schools are interested.

While the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Rowlett (TX) High product appreciates his offers and the attention being shown him, one school stands above the rest in his mind.

"I'm probably going to wait to commit," he said. "I'm really feeling Iowa and I'm trying to hold out for them. I grew up a Hawkeye fan.

"I know everything about about the tradition from Nike Kinnick to now. I know the fight song."

Manges' father, Corey Manges Sr., graduated from Iowa City High in 1989. His grandfather is a University of Iowa alumnus.

"I think it went really good," Manges said of his performance at the Hawkeye camp. "They're after a tight end out of Des Moines (Jon Wisnieski), so they're waiting on offering me.

"I tried my hardest and gave everything that I have. I tried to show the Iowa coaches that I can play there. So, whatever happens, happens."

Manges said he will be camping at Wake Forest in the next few weeks.

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