NoleDigest.com: A lot of people are talking about your performance at the Elite College Combine performance. How do you feel about that?
E.J. Manuel: I think I did pretty well. I had fun, and thats what I wanted to do. It was a blessing to go out there and perform. I went out there with my coaches and my father. I wanted to show people what I got. People have their own opinions on who the best QB in this class is, and I just wanted to, and I think I changed some peoples opinions.
ND: Where do you stand right now in regards to recruiting?
EM: Man, I am just taking it easy right now. I have other things to worry about. I have my team to worry about, you know. I don't want to forget about them and what we are trying to do. I am a leader for them and I don't want to forget about them. I am just relaxed with it right now.
ND: Have you made any plans for the summer yet?
EM: I have some visits lined up, but I haven't told the coaches yet because I am not sure of the dates. When school is over my dad and I are going to get in the car and go. We are definelty going to check out FSU, and schools I am intrested in along the way like Maryland and Alabama.
ND: NoleDigest.com just did an update recently with Deion Walker. He discussed the relationship you guys have. Care to speak on that?
EM: We are the best of freinds. I am not really sure how we became friends, really. We just started talking and we wanted the same things like winning a championship to get some rings on our fingers. He is just one of my good buddies. We talk just about everyday. At first we had a race on who can get the most offers, but I had to call it off once he started pulling ahead. Hopefully we go to the same school. Some schools like Maryland and Oregon are recruiting us as a tandem. I think FSU may be too.
ND: Are you guys a package deal?
EM: Oh, no man. If I like some place that Deion doesn't, I am OK with that. I don't want him to go somewhere he isn't happy. I am looking at schools that can use a great reciever like him. I think we have 15 offers from the same school.
ND: Any schools sticking out right now?
EM: No. I am cutting my list to 10 on May 16th. After school is over June 14th, my dad and I will start traveling.
ND: Any recruits still calling you?
EM: They are texting still. My phone has been blowing up. I am happy for the guys after me that don't have to deal with this (meaning the ban on texting). I kind of get tired of it. I mean, I know it is the coaches job, and I respect that. But soemtimes I just want to get my homework done and not have my phone blowing up. I don't want to sound like a nerd, but sometimes I just want to get my work done, you know.
E.J. Manuel breaks it down
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