Four-Star Omar Manning Talks about his game, Charlie Strong and more

Lancaster is home to one of the most heavily recruited players in the state of Texas. His name is Omar Manning. The 6-foot-3, 203-pound wide receiver has plenty of options on the horizon.

Omar Manning holds offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon, Florida, Notre Dame, TCU and Texas to name a few.  With close to 30 offers today, he is one of the most heavily recruited wide receivers in America.  Manning was not able to attend the Texas Spring game this weekend, but he is keeping his eye on the Longhorns.


“What I want to accomplish this year is to win a state title and become a better player throughout the process and become a leader for my team,” Omar Manning said. “Right now I have 30 different offers and a couple of schools about to offer. So far the process is great and exciting, but I'm taking it slow as of right now, and as far as main schools I'll be releasing a top 15 soon I've visited TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor, SMU and Texas.”


Manning talks about which factors he may use to make his decision.


“Well, when I finally make a decision it'll be based on prayer and also the help of my family, coaches but ultimately it'll be my decision based on what they have to offer Academically and also on the field,” Manning said.


Manning is a very physical wide receiver who is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential.


“The top Three things I do that stand out is how I can gain separation different ways, track the ball and make big plays, and also my physicality,” Manning said.


It will be vital for Manning and his family to spend as much time as possible with Charlie Strong.  


“My overall impression of Coach Strong is that he's a great coach and has a great energy.  I think he's going to turn the program around this year,” Manning said.  


Inside the Numbers


Class 2017

Four-Star Wide Receiver

6-foot-3, 203-pounds

Scout Overall Rank No 82

Position Rank No 11

Midland WR Rank No 1

Texas WR Rank No 1 Take


Manning is a big outside receiver prospect already north of 200 pounds with space on his 6-foot-2+ 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. - Gabe Brooks 


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