Top LB Target Visits Tigertown

The 7-on-7 tournament this weekend brought a 4-star linebacker back to Clemson for a return visit. Where do the Tigers stand with the star prospect? When does he plan to announce a decision? CUTigers.com has the latest in this recruiting update.

LB Terrell Manning Profile

6-3, 205 pound linebacker Terrell Manning visited Clemson University once again this past weekend.

"It was a fun experience," he said. "It was frustrating at times. We didn't play well as a team. We had people that didn't have as much talent as we are used to. Some of the players got frustrated and started playing like the other players that were not as talented."

Manning said he particularly enjoyed talking with the Clemson coaching staff.


Coach Napier made sure the Scotland High standout knew how much they wanted him in Tigertown.

"I met with coach Napier a little after the 7-on-7 was over. He told me how bad they want me at Clemson," said Manning.

Manning also had an opportunity to talk extensively with head coach Tommy Bowden.

"I talked with coach Bowden about my football life if I was to go to Clemson," he said. "With me trying to come in early I have a good chance to play early. They only have one linebacker in front of me at my position and he will be a senior so I will have the second string spot right off if I come in and compete."

Manning, who also says he plans to make an early decision so he can enroll early, will make a decision in the near future if things go according to plan.

"As of right now I want to do it by the middle or end of July. It could be early August," he said.

When asked about his current favorites, Manning responded, "Right now I am thinking hard about Florida, Clemson, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Every now and then South Carolina pops in my mind.

"I do want to narrow it down some more. But if that feeling comes before that time I am going with that feeling," said Manning.

Next up for Manning is a trip to North Carolina State, followed by two visits to the SEC.

"I know I am going to go to a one day camp at North Carolina State. I am also going to take visits to Florida and Alabama," said Manning.

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