The University of Pittsburgh has hired Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings to replace TCU-bound Jamie Dixon, and Pitt basketball commits are already starting to free themselves up. One of those is Corey Manigault, a three-star 2016 power forward from Fairfax, Va. and Paul IV Catholic who had previously received a Maryland offer.
Officially decided to reopen my recruitment— Wop (@CoreyDoeee) March 28, 2016
A Pitt source said Monday that there are rumblings inside that program that Manigault is eyeing Maryland closely.
It's not yet clear what Manigault's future will hold, or if Maryland's plans have at all changed now that the Terps have added small forward Micah Thomas to their 2016 class.
Thomas stands 6'7, while Manigault is listed at 6'8 and is classified as a frontcourt player. Thomas plays on the wing, while Manigault is the No. 38 power forward in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Maryland currently has a three-man class set to join the program: Four-star guards Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter signed months ago, with Thomas recently joining up. Our scholarship projection is that Maryland has one slot remaining in its 2016 class, and that's in the unlikely event that not a single player on the roster leaves for the NBA Draft.
Adding Manigault would bump Maryland up to the No. 14 class in the country, according to 247's calculator. The Terps currently stand at 16th, and it's not overly speculative to think Maryland will at least check in with Manigault.
Manigault hasn't said anything yet about where he'll be headed, although he's spent much of Monday retweeting fans from various schools clamoring for him to head their way, like this one:
Corey Manigault would be a perfect addition to the Terps 2016 class IMO. Would bet that MD reaches out this week.— Inside the Shell (@InsidetheShell1) March 28, 2016
Reminder: If the question is "Should I tweet at this recruit?" the answer is always "no."
(Just to be clear, the above tweet isn't an example of that, though you can find many by clicking around Twitter.)
Here's a brief clipping of highlights: