JC Defensive End Favors the Cats

El Camino Sophomore Moses Manu has only been playing the game of football for a little over three years and the defensive end position a little over one. He moved to Inglewood, California from Australia his sophomore year. He barely played that season and began making a name for himself as a junior at the tight end position. Manu is now putting on a show in the JC ranks, at defensive end, and already has an offer on the table from an SEC school. But, right now he favors the Cats.

As a freshman, at El Camino, Moses Manu played five games at tight end before switching to defensive end. On defense, he had 13 tackles, seven sacks and one forced fumble.

His senior year, at Morningside High School in Inglewood, California, he had 22 catches for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Manu plans to graduate from El Camino in June of '06 and will show up at this college of choice that fall with three years to play two.

He is still in the infant stages of understanding the defensive end position. He has a lot to learn, but one thing he already knows is that he plays the spot very fast. "I have a great motor on the field," Manu says. "I am a speed rusher. I am a player that is fast to the ball and is always in the camera. I consider myself to be a ballhawk."

Kentucky is impressed with his skills as they have a written offer on the table. "I am taking a trip there on December 3rd. I like them, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Mississippi, and UCLA. Arizona is my favorite.

"I have family in Arizona. When we moved out here, my family moved to Phoenix. Arizona is also in the Pac Ten, which I like. Coach (Arizona D-line Coach Mike) Tui watched our game against Mt. SAC a couple weeks ago and said they need a pass-rusher like me."

Manu claims he'll be scheduling other visits in the near future.

This season, he has 28 tackles (14 for loss), six and a half sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

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