Texas WR Looking For Michigan Offer

Lancaster (Tex.) junior wide receiver Omar Manning updates his U-M recruitment and more.

At 6-foot-3, 197-pounds, Lancaster (Texas) junior wide receiver Omar Manning has the size and athleticism to excel at the next level.

With his play making ability being a huge part of Lancaster’s offense, Manning says he hopes to help his team make a run to a state championship.

“We are looking good,” Manning told The Michigan Insider. “I think we’re going deep in the playoffs this year. I’m going to have a break out season. I’ve prepared hard and I’m ready to make plays.”

Currently, Manning is rated the No. 21 overall wide receiver and a four-star recruit by Scout.com -- and top schools are taking notice.

“It’s going good,” Manning said of his recruitment. “I have a lot of big schools eyeing me and right now I have offers form Houston, Toledo, Louisiana Lafayette and Illinois State. I’m also hearing from TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona State, Tennessee, LSU Texas A&M and SMU.”

A school that has yet to contact the talented Lone Star State standout is the Maize and Blue. Although, there has been no communication between the two parties, Manning is very intrigued with the Wolverines due to their rich tradition and success on the recruiting trail under new coach Jim Harbaugh.

“I haven’t heard from Michigan yet,” Manning said. “I am interested in Michigan though. It is a great school and I have no favorites as now, so I’m interested.

“Well, first off they have Coach Harbaugh and I think he could get the program moving. They’ve also had some players in the draft and do a good job in recruiting from what I’ve heard and they landed Jabrill Peppers a year ago.”

What would a Michigan offer mean in Manning’s recruitment?

“It would mean a lot,” said Manning. “They have a ton of tradition there and they’re in a prestigious conference that plays good teams on a regular basis. I would visit them.”

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