Raleigh (NC) Broughton RB/WR Chris Mangus' recruiting got a later start than some of the other prospects in the state for the class of 2012. However, he's made up for lost time by accumulating seven offers over the last several weeks.
At 5-11, 175 pounds, Mangus has established himself as one of the state's most dangerous offensive threats. Splitting time between slot receiver and running back, Mangus totaled 1,173 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior en route to CAP 8 conference offensive player of the year honors.
In addition to his exploits on the gridiron, Mangus also participates in track and has been timed as low as 10.76-seconds in the 100-meter dash. The combination of talent, speed and potential has led to serious college interest and he updated Pack Pride on his current offer count.
"Wake Forest offered me last Friday so that was my latest offer," he said. "I've also got offers from Notre Dame, Duke, East Carolina, NC State, Memphis and Minnesota. I've been enjoying the interest so I feel like I've been blessed."
There's been quite a bit of discussion about where Mangus will ultimately line up when he gets to college. Some have suggested he may be better suited at slot receiver or even defensive back on the next level. Mangus says he'd rather stay in the backfield if he has his choice, however.
"I'd rather play running back. I wouldn't mind playing slot (receiver) a little bit. Most of the schools are saying I'm a good athlete and can make plays- that I can just get the ball in my hands and then make plays."
Two of his more recent offers came from NC State and Notre Dame and he spoke briefly about both.
"I like Notre Dame a lot. I hope to go see them sometime soon. Me and my family can hopefully go up there sometime during the spring or summer. They told me I'd be playing slot for them.
"State hasn't really talked too much about where I'd be playing but I'll be talking to them some more in the future. I enjoyed NC State and they've got coach Archer recruiting me. I also went to East Carolina and Clemson so far and I really enjoyed all those schools."
Mangus plans to enjoy the recruiting process for a while and says everyone is on equal footing for now.
"Right now I don't really have any top schools. Everybody is pretty equal for me. I don't really have a time line for a decision. I'm going to talk to my parents and when I think it's the right time, I'll go ahead and commit."
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