Mangum's mission not yet on gridiron

Football will wait as future BYU quarterback makes service a priority

Originally Published: December 28, 2011
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN Recruiting Nation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Ponder, for a moment, Tanner Mangum's predicament.

Just done with a senior season in which he threw for nearly 4,000 yards to validate his status among the best high school football players ever from Idaho, the 6-foot-2 quarterback finds himself this week surrounded by other emerging stars at the Under Amour All-America Game festivities.

They're all headed to elite college programs in 2012 -- a few as soon as next week.

Except Mangum.

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