Attending four high schools in two years is tough on any student but LB Kurt Mangum is up to the task.
I reported last week that Mangum
was going to transfer from
The transfer was more or less a
necessity because it was possible that Mangum would be ruled ineligible to play
next year by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The Mangum's moved
AIA rules state that a player may
not attend one high school, transfer to another and then transfer back to play
sports. Mangum technically did not do this as he never enrolled at Basha
initially. The AIA set a hearing for August to decide his fate for the upcoming
football season as this was seen as a gray area. Instead of waiting for the
hearing and risk being ruled ineligible, Mangum and his family decided to enroll
Mangum says, "Coach McBurney
He was asked how the Basha players responded to the news, he adds, "Most understand. They realize it was out of my control. Most were supportive and wish me luck."
He was asked to expand on his relationship with Basha, he says, "I had lunch with Coach McBurney and some of the Basha players after the ASU camp (last Sunday)."
Some people may accuse Mangum of shopping schools but I don't believe this to be true. All three high schools are just a few miles apart and all three are regular stops for division-one coaches. It would not really benefit him in any way. In fact Kurt's father tells Scout.com that, "What parent wants to send his son to three high schools in two years?"
So now that Mangum has officially
He was also asked for his first
Recruiting news for Mangum
He is currently attending camp at
Mangum has been
a standout at every camp or combine he has been to this summer. He believes that
most schools are waiting to see how he performs at linebacker this year before
they offer. He played defensive end last year for