That is the word from somebody who should know, his father, Joe Manning, Sr., who made the trip north with his son.
"Auburn did a stand up job with the whole visit weekend," Manning says. "We had a great time. They did a real good job with the parents on the trip. We ate very well."
Joe Manning, Jr. is one of a large group of prospects at Lincoln High, which traditionally churns out college football signees year after year. Manning's teammate and friend, linebacker Rodney Gallon, also visited Auburn over the weekend and he said that he enjoyed his trip.
Manning stands six-foot-one and checks in at 175 pounds and has been clocked as fast as 4.42 in the 40. His man to man coverage skills have attracted plenty of college recruiters as well as his physical style of play.
As a senior, he finished his season with 70 tackles, five interceptions and four blocked punts.