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May 1, 2012

The New Class: Chris Mangus

Chris Mangus
Position: Running back
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
High School: Broughton
Rivals.com Rating: Three stars
Position rating: 30
State Rating: 21
Recruited by: Mike O'Cain


Has your size changed at all?
Now, I'm weighing in at 186, 185.


What does your workout routine entail?
I do a little of everything. I do bench press, power cleans and squats one day. Then, we have a day off. On Monday, we do squats, power lifts. Wednesday and Friday, we do other types of lifts like curls with dumbbells and shoulder shrugs. We just do all kinds of lifts. On the weekends, I try to get in the gym a little by myself too.


When do you plan on reporting to Virginia Tech?
July 1.


What do you plan on working or improving on through this summer?
Pretty much everything. I wanna get stronger, bigger and faster. I wanna work on my football skills on the field and speak to some of their players and learn a bit of the playbook. I wanna get prepared in everything so when I get up there, I can have a little knowledge, not be far behind and have a chance to compete.


How would you describe your playing style?
I can do whatever is needed, go outside or up the middle.


What are some of your goals for your freshman season at Virginia Tech?
I wanna go in there, work hard. I don't have a specific goal as of now, but I wanna go in there, go hard, compete and earn a place on the field.


What's your favorite food?
I love breakfast food, like sausage, eggs, grits and pancakes. I love Ihop, too. I'll be making a few stops at the one in Blacksburg.


What is your favorite movie?
I'm not really sure. I like a lot of movies.


Who is your favorite musician?
As of now, I guess Keith Sweat. My favorite rapper though is Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money.


What would be three words to describe you?
Caring, generous and easy-going.


If you could date any celebrity, who would it be?
ANY celebrity? It'd be between Megan Goode and Lauren London.


If you could pick a fight with any celebrity, who would it be?
Ha, I'm not a fighter. I'd say Lil B, (rapper) because he just sucks. He's always talking nonsense.


What's been your most memorable experience playing football?
My first year playing running back for parks and rec, the first time I ran the ball, on a kick return, I scored. The first time I caught the ball, I ran it back for a touchdown on the first play of the game.


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