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Michigan ATH has a ball, shows well at Swinney Camp

A highly regarded 2019 prospect from Michigan made his way to Clemson this week for his second visit to the school in four months.

Jaren Mangham, a four-star athlete from Cass Tech High in Detroit, competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp on Wednesday.

“I loved the camp,” Mangham told The Clemson Insider. “Their camp was quick and to the point, they knew what they wanted to do and they stayed on schedule and were very well organized.”

Mangham said the highlight for him was spending more time with Clemson’s coaching staff after initially meeting them during his first visit in March.

“I got to spend time with coach (Tony) Elliott. I had a great talk with him,” he said. “I also talked with Todd Bates.”

Mangham, who saw snaps at running back, receiver and linebacker as a sophomore last season, worked out with the running backs.

He showed an intriguing combination of size (6-1, 215) and athleticism during the workouts.

“They loved how I performed and that I made it down to a camp, and I should be hearing from them soon,” Mangham said. “They said I am big but move like a little back. They also like my footwork.”

Mangham earned his first offer from Cincinnati in May 2016 before Central Michigan, Kentucky and Missouri offered that summer prior to the start of his sophomore year.

After putting his talent and versatility on display during the season, he has accumulated offers from Arizona, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh and UCLA among others this year.

Having been on Clemson’s campus twice and seen what the program has to offer, Mangham is highly interested.

“It would mean a lot to receive an offer,” he said, “and they would definitely go to the top of the list.”

Mangham is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 16 athlete and No. 169 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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