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RECRUITING: Wildcats Pick Up Commitment From 6A All-State Lineman

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

(Photo courtesy of Brennon Mangum's personal photo library)

NAME: Brennon Mangum

HIGH SCHOOL: Corner Canyon High School

POSITION: Right Guard

TOP SCHOOLS: Committed to Weber State (Other interested schools: Bucknell, BYU, Sioux Falls, SUU, Washington State)

Brennon Mangum has been playing offensive line for one year. The results: he landed the starting right guard job on the number eight team in the United States, and ended up on the 6A All-State First Team.

Not bad.

Mangum, a 6’4, 280-pound lineman, started out as a defensive tackle when he first arrived at the football juggernaut Corner Canyon High School. During his sophomore year, he ended up breaking his L4 and L5 vertebrae, which caused him to skip the entirety of his junior season. As he returned to the practice field prior to his final year at CCHS, Mangum and his coaches made the mutual decision to try his skills on the other side of the football. During that offseason and after the ruling that he’d switch to offense, Mangum honed his focus on bulking up and getting stronger.

That decision paid off.

Known as a great run blocker, Mangum said, “I’m known for giving all of my effort and driving people. I’m not afraid to hit anyone.”

The tape agrees with him.

What really stand out when watching Mangum is his ability to positively use his leverage and finish plays, both of which are things that Weber State offensive lineman have made their calling card over the past few seasons, helping the Wildcats to create one of the most potent rushing attacks in the nation. Mangum will fit right in. With just one year of offensive line experience under his belt, there is still plenty of room for him to learn and develop under the tutelage of Weber State’s experienced coaching staff.

When asked why he chose Weber State, Mangum wasn’t shy about telling us why: “I was talking to Coach Ursua; he’s awesome. I loved every conversation with him,” Mangum told Weber State Weekly, “He told me about the school, the records, how they perform on the line and everything like that.”

The future Professional Sales major also mentioned that he loves “Weber’s academics with the success.”

The Mangum family is already familiar with Ogden and Weber State athletics as his older sister, Emma, plays on the Wildcat volleyball team. That’s given Mangum a closer look at the campus and facilities than some other recruits who haven’t had the ability to take official visits due to restrictions.

Mangum, who tweeted out his commitment to the Wildcats on December 11, plans on making his commitment to Weber State official when the early signing period begins on December 16, and will help to continue the tradition that the Wildcats have established of having one of the most stout offensive lines in the Big Sky Conference.

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