McManus Everywhere in Camp

For Washington (D.C.) Coolidge High School, Corey McManus is a jack-of-all trades athlete that is all over the field playing several different positions. That theme was replicated during North Carolina's individual camp held over the weekend.

"I was there as a defensive back, but I played cornerback, safety, and receiver," said McManus. "I stuck with the defensive back group most of the time, but I was all over the place when we did our one-on-one drills and seven-on-seven drills."

McManus, a 6-foot 190-pound athlete, is being recruited for the Tar Heels by Coach Tommy Thigpen for cornerback.

While his overall performance wasn't good enough to land a UNC scholarship offer, it did earn McManus a second tryout.

"[Thigpen] said they invited me to their next camp – I believe it's next month sometime," said McManus. "They just wanted me to come back and work on my speed. They said they had the offer written for me, but my speed was kind of slow when I was on the clock on the [40-yard dash]."

McManus will return to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' July 14th camp. On Friday, he will be heading to Maryland for the Terrapins camp, and then camp at Virginia Tech on July 8th.

Although McManus is still awaiting his first scholarship offer, he is seeing significant interest from Georgia, Illinois, Syracuse, Virginia, and Virginia Tech in addition to the previously mentioned schools.

The combination of great academics and athletics has three schools on top of McManus's favorites list.

"I have a top three – North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Illinois," said McManus. "Not only do they have a great football team, but their academic programs are extremely good for their athletes – that's what I'm basically looking for."

During his junior season, McManus played cornerback, wide receiver, free safety and kick returner and was named to the all-city team. On defense, he recorded four interceptions and 42 tackles. He caught 16 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns, and added two more scores off rushes on offense.

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