Written by: Mike Faulkner
Class of 2021 cornerback Edwin Mangual out of Archer high school hasn’t let the pandemic stop him from achieving his goals. Mangual has received interest from Georgia Southern, Chattanooga, Puget University, Missouri Western and a few more.
“It’s exciting and a blessing. Getting my first offer was very exciting to me,” Mangual said.
The senior cornerback believes that his fundamentals are a key aspect to him when going up against any type of receiver. Fundamentals can help you no matter the situation and you cannot forget them.
“I stay to my fundamentals and I watch film often to get myself prepared to get the job done,” Mangual said.
With it being Mangual’s senior year, he is striving to achieve excellence through the work he is putting in. “Some personal goals I have is to be first team All Region and All County,” Mangual said.
Mangual is looking forward to playing Grayson this season. “They’re our rivals so you know that’s always a big game,” Mangual said.
The 2021 corner is also looking forward to playing North Gwinnett and Dacula. “I used to play for Dacula in rec football so I’m looking forward to playing them.”
Overall, this offseason the humbled senior cornerback is still working to get better. “I’ve been working on my press man and I’m always working on my footwork,” Mangual said.
Mangual and his teammates’ mindset for this season is to win each game and take it one game at a time. “We’re focused on us and not our competition, so we can focus on how we can get better as a team,” Mangual said.
RG’s Take: Mangual is a cornerback that we have heard a good bit since since his sophomore year were we first saw him action against Parkview in the state quarterfinals. He was a role player back then, but junior year he got his opportunity and showcased that he can plays against anyone. We have had coaches from all around Gwinnett talk up Mangual, saying how good of a competitor he is and his attention to detail being one of the best in the 2021 class. Those testimonials stand to the film test, where you see the 2021 cornerback make smart plays anticipating the pass. Obviously, he is on the shorter end for his position, but in our opinion schools are putting too much weight on his size, and not enough on fundamentals and passion for the game. Earlier this month, Puget Sound came in and offered the savvy senior, and we think more schools will jump on throughout the fall, especially additional D1 and D2 interest, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia to hear the latest on Mangual.
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