2017 WR Omar Manning (© Greg Powers)

Breaking Down TCU Signee Omar Manning

Scout and HornedFrogInsider.com take a closer look at TCU signee Omar Manning, the state of Texas' top receiver in 2017.


Signing Day Spotlight

Omar Manning, Receiver, Lancaster (Texas)

Size: 6-3, 203

Recruiting: Manning committed in late October to TCU and has stuck with the Frogs despite pushes from several schools, including Texas and Oklahoma. Manning has gotten dozens of offers during his recruitment, including Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas A&M, Tennessee, UCLA, Washington, and plenty more.

Rankings: Scout ranks Manning as the Lone Star State's top receiver in a loaded wideout class. He's the No. 11 receiver nationally and a top 100 overall prospect at No. 78 in the 2017 Scout 300.


2016: Despite a nagging hamstring injury, Manning finished his senior season with 45 catches for 742 yards and eight touchdowns on more than 16 yards per reception as he helped Lancaster to a 12-2 record and a Texas Class 5A Division II state quarterfinal appearance.

2015: Manning enjoyed a breakout junior season with 33 catches for 671 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns as he averaged better than 20 yards per reception. Manning helped Lancaster reach the Texas Class 5A Division II state quarterfinals with a 10-4 record.

2014: Manning missed all of his sophomore season with an injury.

Senior highlights

Junior highlights

Evaluation notes

Manning is a big outside receiver prospect already north of 200 pounds with the space on his 6-foot-3+ frame to get even larger. Impressive downfield threat with good long speed. Dangerous red-zone weapon thanks to size and leaping ability. Consistently high-points the ball. Proven ball-winner. Good at adjusting mid-air to make plays on the ball. Go-get-it type of receiver. Can improve get-off at the snap. Not a dart-and-dodge, make-you-miss receiver. Plays for a talent-laden high school program and sees good competition in practice as well as games. Overall, a great, high-major talent with a high ceiling and among the top receivers in the country for the 2017 class. - Gabe Brooks

  • Body control
  • Frame/size
  • Red-zone weapon
  • High-pointing

Areas to Improve
  • Elusiveness
  • Injury history (hamstring)
  • Quickness off the line

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