But on Tuesday, the 6-foot-3 do-it-all guard out of Georgetown (Ky.) Scott County, let out a sigh of relief, as he committed to Tom Herrion and his staff at Marshall.
"I feel so relieved," Manning told Scout.com after he came up with his decision.
So why Marshall?
"I picked Marshall because of fit," Manning said. "I feel like I can come in and play right away and I feel like Marshall will be a top 25 team at some point in the year and I want to be part of that success."
Manning said he also strong considered interest from Duquesen, IUPUI and Dayton, but felt Marshall wanted him the most.
"The visit was great and the coaching staff is great as well, but the atmosphere and fan base stood out the most," he said. "I truly felt wanted."
During his junior season at Scott County, Manning averaged 16.2 points, four rebounds and four assists per game.
Manning is the second commitment for Marshall. Manning joins three-star point guard prospect Kareem Canty to make up their current lass.