Manning Breaks Down Rutgers Situation

Colonia (N.J.) linebacker Solomon Manning spoke with Rutgers coach Kyle Flood today, and could have a chance to commit to his home-state school. Manning described the situation, and where things stand after his recent camp experience.

Colonia (N.J.) linebacker Solomon Manning has a decision to make, and only a few days to think things over.

After a Wednesday afternoon conversation with Rutgers coach Kyle Flood gave created a commitment opportunity for Manning, the three-star prospect has an offer waiting for him if he is willing to commit on the spot.

"Coach Flood said that if I commit, then they'll offer me," Manning said. "If I'm not willing to commit, then there is no offer. I'm still processing it right now. He wants me to come to his office on Monday."

Manning's 40-time held him back from an earlier offer, but he impressed during a skills camp visit with his speed.

"It's exciting, but there's other opportunities at schools so I want to look up all of my options and don't rush into anything," Manning said. "The camp felt like home because I was used to everything. The coaches said I did well."

North Carolina is the other school most involved in Manning's recruitment, and he would like to visit Chapel Hill before a final decision.

"I want to have a long talk with the University of North Carolina coach and discuss what he has to offer for me," Manning said. "They've offered me, and from that talk, I'll probably be sure of where I want to go."


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