Trip Impressions

Corey Manigault followed up on his WVU interest with a trip to the Mountaineer's Elite Camp. He describes the visit and his recruiting process in this exclusive interview.

Corey Manigault has been receiving more interest from West Virginia's basketball program over the past few months, and he followed through on plans for a visit with a trip to one of WVU's basketball camps recently. The 6-8 forward liked the details of camp life, and also got the chance to learn more about the West Virginia campus.

"I haven't been to a lot of camps, so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but I really liked what we did at West Virginia," Manigault said. "The competition was really good, and we got after it. We did a lot of work and it was a really good experience."

Manigault also noted that he got the chance to see some of the campus and experience the environment there, which was one of his goals after assistant coach Larry Harrison began the recruitment process with him.

"I liked all of that, and I got to see some of the area," the Class of 2016 prospect said. "If West Virginia offered me, I would definitely be very interested."

The potential timing of an offer isn't on the books yet, but Maingault sees signs of it.

"The coaches said they are going to come over and see me play and watch one of my games. I think that's something they want to do before they offer, but Coach Huggins told me I am the kind of player they are looking for at my position."

WVU is expected to sing at least one big forward in Maingault's class, and he has the physical size and abilities to fit that profile. He is also gathering interest from Maryland, Xavier, Miaim, Cincinnati and Pitt, among others. A versatile "four", he is working to develop an all-around game that will help him be a threat both in the lane and on the perimeter.


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