Mangum In The National Spotlight
If you never took advantage of the opportunity to watch potentially the greatest quarterback in the history of Idaho High School football play in person, you can do so on ESPN tonight. Eagle's Tanner Mangum will be under center for one of the squads in the most prestigious High School All-Star game in the country.
When I first moved to the Treasure Valley in early September, I was curious to see how many players would eventually be Division I athletes and the first place I stopped was Eagle High School. Complemented by a ton of great players, Tanner Mangum stood out above the rest not only because of his ability on the field, but the person he was off the field as well. The more time I spent talking with Tanner, I knew that there were many bright things ahead for him and am thrilled that he will be in the national spotlight tonight.
It has been well documented that he will not play his first snap for BYU until the fall of 2014 and no matter what Dave Tester or anyone else will try and say, he is making a great decision and is a tremendous role model for many people. With that being said, he better make his snaps count tonight as he won't be playing competitive football for a while once the game is over.
Tanner will be on the show today as well as his high school coach, Paul Peterson as they both will talk about their experiences down in Florida this week. We will be broadcasting live from Beef O'Brady's from 4-6 PM on the corner of Eagle and Overland, so come watch the game with us and celebrate potentially the greatest high school quarterback in the history of the state of Idaho one last time.