2018 Jornell Manns "Penn State Was Electric"

Even though junior wide receiver/defensive back Jornell Manns has been to Penn State several times, last Saturday's visit was by far the best one.


There were several highly rated recruits on hand in Happy Valley to watch Penn State defeat Ohio State last Saturday night, and 2018 athlete Jornell Manns was in that number.

Manns, who plays both wide receiver and defensive back, holds an offer from the Nittany Lions. This was his fourth unofficial visit to Penn State, and he came away impressed.

"Being there was amazing and the crowd was electric," Manns stated. "I know the Penn State people expected to win, but I think they shocked a lot of people on the outside. Everyone was doubting them, and it was a great game." 

"I've been to games at Michigan and Ohio State, but this was the best crowd by far that I've seen," he added. 

Manns does hold a Penn State offer and nearly committed to head coach James Franklin last summer. He has a good relationship with assistant coach Terry Smith. 

"It was just too soon for me to commit earlier, but I like Penn State a lot," he explained. "Coach Smith and I talk almost every week, so we continue to stay in contact regularly."

"They're recruiting me as a defensive back, but I really think I want to play wide receiver more," he said. "I have a lot to think about, and Penn State sees me as a defensive back only. I do love the school though." 

In addition to Penn State, Manns also holds offers from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Ohio University and Toledo. 


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