Where Does Rutgers Stand With McManus?

Dunbar High (Baltimore) receiver Deontay McManus knows what he is looking for in a college, particulary how he will fit into an offensive system. He gave ScarletReport.com his thoughts about recruiting, which schools are standing out to him, and whether he has begun to trim his list.

Maryland is stacked with talent in the 2012 class, and perhaps no receiver is getting more interest than Dunbar High's (Baltimore) Deontay McManus.

He holds close to two dozen offers and has already visited a number of campuses, including making several trips to Rutgers.

McManus continues to speak with Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck, who has his work cut out for him in trying to convince the 6-foot-2, 211-pounder the Scarlet Knights' system would be his best long-term choice.

"It's a good program, but me, I'm looking for a spread program," McManus said. "I think that fits me best because I'm a wide receiver. I think if it's a spread offense, obviously, they throw the ball a lot, and it would open me up to do a lot more than in a pro-style offense."

The big-bodied McManus, who is a physical player with very good hands, made 22 catches for 309 yards and five touchdowns. He also made 78 tackles and had four interceptions as a safety. Right now there is a trio of schools standing out to McManus, largely because of the offensive systems they run.

"Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Oregon: That's my big three," McManus said. "I haven't cut anybody off. I'm going to be going to schools this summer and see if I fit their program but right now they're my big three."

McManus added his college summer tour will take him to a lot of campuses, and Rutgers is one of the places he plans on checking out. And the Scarlet Knights have plenty of time to make an impact since McManus doesn't plan on making a decision until signing day.

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