"So far I have been to Junior Days weekends at TCU, Texas and Texas A&M," Manning said. "I enjoyed them all. Now I have offers from all three schools, but right now I don't really have any favorites from them. I am going to keep hearing everyone out and take my time."
"LSU called up to my coach and asked to speak with me, and that's when they offered me a scholarship," Manning said. "It's LSU, so that was big. They are just a dominant program.
"I've talked to the coaches since then, and they want me to come in and visit. We have had some good conversations."
|Manning passed on committing during visits to Texas, Texas A&M and TCU|
Manning plans to visit Baton Rouge before the end of the summer, which should give the Tigers a chance to catch up on the Lone Star State schools that have made impressions through Junior Day visits over the past month.
"I do like LSU, so I'll get the visit in here soon," Manning said. "I'm not sure if it will be for a spring practice or just summer camp, but I plan to talk with my coach about it and get over there.
"I haven't met the coaches at LSU in person yet, and I want to do that."
For now, Manning, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound four-star defensive tackle prospect, is fine with keeping his options open.
Manning also has no timeframe for settling on a decision, which is even better news for coaches who are hoping to get into the mix for the elite lineman. "I have interest in some schools over others, but right now I am staying wide open because I am still getting to know coaching staffs and what the programs are about," Manning said. "I am not going to be committing any time soon."