Christ Church defensive tackle Thad Mangum blew up during the past year and he's starting to take some visits after accumulating double digit offers. We caught up with the 6'1 270 pound 2015 standout on Wednesday.
So what's been going on lately with Mangum?
"Jacksonville State is the latest school to show interest in me. I also went to Youngstown State for my official visit."
We asked Mangum to rate his visit on a 1-10 scale and what kind of interaction he had while there in Ohio?
"It was about a 9, it was really good. The players, the coaches, and the community really accepted me as if I was their own. My favorite part of the visit was hanging out with the players. I felt apart of the team and they were cool cracking jokes and stuff."
"On the visit we got to see everything. The athletic facilities, the academic facilities, the town of Youngstown, and I really like the fact that they have the fifth largest indoor facility in the NCAA."
So did the visit raise the bar for Youngstown State in Mangum's eyes?
"It gives me a good feel as to what they have to offer and it lets my family see if they can trust the coaches if I decided to go there."
The 2015 All-State selection has other visits lined up for the near future and he shared them with us.
"I will visit Wofford on October 4th or 11th and Charleston Southern on October 18th. I will take officials to Charleston Southern, Mercer, Army, and Jacksonville State if they offer me but if they don't I'll go to Wofford."
Mangum and Christ Church continue their winning ways with the longest win streak ever in South Carolina history with 44 victories in a row. The senior says it hasn't been a cakewalk so to speak for him personally but he's enjoying it all.
"It's been different we've been winning but I've had to adjust to the double teams this year. It's frustrating at times but I know when I'm getting double teamed that my teammates are not getting touched so they can get some tackles."
He says the streak is something that he and his teammates continue to try and keep alive and that it's something he'll always remember.
"It's great. I will be able to tell my grandchildren about this for years to come. Also, I know that we can keep this thing rolling because we don't care about who makes the tackle or who gets all the credit cause when one shines we all shine!"
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