Tyler Manoa (Brandon Huffman)

3-star DL Tyler Manoa Has Evolving List

Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis defensive lineman Tyler Manoa has made some adjustments to his list of top schools...

Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis defensive lineman Tyler Manoa (6-5, 294) had named a top five earlier this spring.


But a pair of Pac-12 offers, one from Oregon State the day after he released his top five and then by UCLA last week, has him opening it up just a little bit.

"It wasn't a final five, I just wanted to narrow it down a little, and if any other schools came in, I'd consider them and look into them," said Manoa.  "So I put out my top six and then the two came since are now in it too."

The Beavers and Bruins joined Arizona, BYUCaliforniaColorado and Utah on his short list.

A one-time commit to BYU, Manoa said after opening things up, he's not in hurry this time around.

"I already made the early commitment once so now, I'm not really worried about committing early," said Manoa.  "I'm more worried about St. Francis football.

Manoa has made the trip to Cal a couple of times this spring, which is near his home in Hayward.

"Cal has always been that team in my backyard and I have good relationships with the coaches," said Manoa.  "Coach (Tony) Tuioti, Coach Azz (Jerry Azzinaro) and Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo), they're all great guys and I've enjoyed the times I went up there."

Moana plans to get down to UCLA this summer and has already visited BYU, Utah and Arizona with plans to see Colorado and Oregon State at some point too.  He said he's considering taking all five official visits but doesn't have a hard deadline for when he wants to make a decision.

"Right now, it's just St. Francis football, so no more camps, just focusing on my senior year and then I'll worry about recruiting a little more after the season," said Manoa.

Earlier this week, Manoa was offered by Navy.  Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo is Manoa's uncle and the brother of Manoa's mother.

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