McManus Talks Top Schools

It's early in the recruiting process, but three-star receiver prospect Deontay McManus told Scout.com on Friday that he does have a top three right now and has five at the top of his list. The Baltimore, Md., native also went into detail about what he liked about those schools.

Deontay McManus is a prolific wide receiver from Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Md., who has been making cornerbacks look silly at New Level Athletic 7-on-7 passing camps and the 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect has some schools in mind right now that he spoke to us in detail about.

"Right now my top three would probably be West Virginia, Miami and Oregon," McManus said. "Other schools that are high on my list are Boise State and Penn State."

We asked McManus what he was looking to do as far as visits.

"This summer I'm going to Oregon and Miami," McManus explained. "I'll be on the 7-on-7 team up in Oregon, so I can check them out while I'm up there. I like the spread offense as they throw the ball a lot and let their playmakers make plays. That fast tempo that they play with is something I like too."

"Miami puts big wide receivers in the league like Andre Johnson. I'm big and physical like him and I could see myself there playing football and following in his footsteps. Two days ago I spoke to one of the coaches and they are having me come down to camp this summer."

"West Virginia is another spread team with a fast tempo," McManus stated. "Their offensive coordinator came from Oklahoma State and Texas Tech before that, so he's coached Dez Bryant and Michael Crabtree and that's something that excites me."

"I've been up to Penn State twice and I'd like to visit Boise State as well. I feel at home and loved at Penn State and then on the academic side they're tremendous. I also haven't seen an excellent wide receiver there, so I think I could help change their team and get things running for them on offense."

McManus plans to make his decision on National Signing Day.

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