Jaden Mangham Makes Announcement

Morgantown, West Virginia – Jaden Mangham, a four star defensive back and one of the best high school players in the state of Michigan, was a lock to end up in Morgantown a few weeks ago.

However, last week, on the eve of his initial commitment announcement, Mangham made a trip to Michigan State and everything changed.

The very next day, Mangham postponed his commitment announcement, saying that he lost Internet and air conditioning.

Mangham postponing his announcement following his visit to Michigan State was a terrible sign for West Virginia and recruiting experts agreed that he would eventually end up committing to play for the Spartans.

Moments ago, he made it official.  Jaden Mangham announced that he is committed to play for Michigan State.


There are many rumors circulating that he became nervous about committing to West Virginia with the uncertainty surrounding which conference the Mountaineers will play in in the future.  When that becomes more clear, there’s a very good chance Mangham could still decide to play at West Virginia.

Mangham is rated as the 7th best player in the state of Michigan and the 12th best athlete in the nation by 247.  

With an incredible 39 scholarship offers, Mangham held offers from Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State and Virginia Tech, among several others.

Mangham visited Morgantown on June 4th and reportedly instantly fell in love.  In addition, one of his best friends and fellow Detroit, Michigan area player, Christion Stokes, committed to play for the Mountaineers last month (7/10/21).

Check out Mangham’s highlights and interview below to see why he is one of the most heavily-recruited players in the 2022 recruiting class:

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Brad Smith, "The Voice of Morgantown", is the most trusted, accomplished name in West Virginia sports journalism. Smith is the foremost, preeminent authority on West Virginia athletics and a lifelong fan of the Mountaineers. Smith, a proud graduate of West Virginia University, resides in Morgantown most of the year, but has a home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives during the winter.