Eagle (Ida.) quarterback Tanner Mangum is the top quarterback prospect in the state of Idaho for the class of 2012. In spite of the fact that he missed most of his junior season due to injury.
“Yea, it really was tough to get injured,” said Mangum. “I suffered a setback, but that helps keep you humble.”
In just the second game of the season, Mangum suffered a shoulder injury that limited him to just nine quarters of play this year. In that limited time, he threw for 879 yards, 10 TD's and just three interceptions. It was also enough to earn an offer from the state’s top football program.
“I was offered by Boise State,” said Mangum. “It’s definitely a huge honor to get an offer from them. I love Coach Peterson and they had a great season, it’s a great honor to be wanted by them.”
Along with his interest in the Broncos, Mangum would love to get an offer from an out of state school.
“BYU is a school that I am interested in,” said Mangum. “My parents and siblings have all gone there so that would be cool. Really, I am open to anybody at this point.”
Mangum has a busy off-season ahead as he plans to attend some camps as well as work on his game.
“I will go to the Elite 11 regional camps and the Nike football camps,” said Mangum. “I will also head to Boise team camp and some others for sure.”
“There are a lot of things I can improve on before next year,” said Mangum. “One thing is getting more sound fundamentally, staying in the pocket, and also having the right footwork.”
There is no doubt that Mangum, who considers himself a bit of a gym rat, will put the work in this offseason.
“I pride myself on being prepared and being a student of the game,” said Mangum. “Everyday doing something to get better… Really understanding the ins and outs of the game... That knowledge really helps come game time.”
Jake Worthen is a Northwest Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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