Syracuse sent out four new offers on Wednesday, with three of them in the state of Georgia. One of those three Peach State offers was to Buford High cornerback Martin Mangram. Mangram also holds offers from East Carolina and Army.
”I’m very interested,” Mangram said. “I’ll have to see about a visit. Sometime this summer most likely.”
The interest goes above and beyond the normal power five program extending an offer. Beyond the opportunity to play in a prestigious conference like the ACC. There is a family connection that makes the Orange offer a special one.
”I know it’s a great school with a great education,” Mangram said. “My uncle played there and is a professor there. I know he loves it there.”
Mangram’s uncle is Jeffrey Mangram, who played safety for Syracuse from 1985-88. That includes being a member of the 1987 undefeated team. He is currently a professor in the school of education at the university. That connection could become important for the Orange’s chances down the road.
Defensive backs are needed in the 2016 class for Syracuse, as is evidenced by three offers going out on Wednesday. Darius Stubbs (cornerback) and Jarett Cole (safety), both Peach State products, were the other two to snag offers in addition to Mangram.
Mangram is listed at 5-foot-11, 185-pounds.