Mangiro Taking His Time During Recruiting

2011 lineman prospect Angelo Mangiro is sorting through offers from Maryland, Rutgers, North Carolina, Boston College, and N.C. State.

Roxbury High School (Succasunna, NJ) product Angelo Mangiro may be one of the most sought-after recruits on the East Coast, but he is doing his best to be patient and enjoy his time in high school now. Mangiro, rated a four-star recruit by Scout.com, is sorting through offers from Maryland, Rutgers, North Carolina, Boston College, and North Carolina State. While he still has about a year to make a decision, the 6-foot-4, 295 pound lineman seems to be very fond of the Terps.

“One thing I like about Maryland is that I want to major in Criminal Justice and Maryland has an excellent Criminal Justice program,” Mangiro said. “It's also far enough away where I'm on my own, but it's close enough where my parents can still check up on me.”

Dave Sollazzo, the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the Terps, has been in contact with Mangiro. Sollazzo has told Mangiro that he would likely play offensive line, should Mangiro become a Terp. Sollazzo has also recently started discussing a possible visit to College Park for Mangiro once his high school season ends.

“I plan on visiting Maryland. I don't have a set date yet. I want to go visit in the spring. My aunt actually lives in the area,” said Mangiro. “My aunt told me it's an awesome campus. It's in the Baltimore area, Washington too, so there's a lot to do.”

Maryland is not the only campus Mangiro plans to visit once his high school season finishes. Of the five schools Mangiro has offers from, he has only visited Rutgers. He expects to have a much clearer picture of where he will end up after his visits.

“I really haven't had a chance to visit all 5 schools that have given me offers. I've been to Rutgers, Notre Dame, and Penn State,” Mangiro said. “I really haven't had a lot to compare with. I'm just sitting back and getting a read on them.”

Mangiro is still early in the recruiting process, and plans to take his time in order to make the right decision. This approach has allowed him to relax and enjoy the setting he is in right now.

“I'm just trying to enjoy being a teenager,” Mangiro said. “That's the way I've been doing it and it hasn't overwhelmed yet.”


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