Trip Report - Kyler Manu

Highland (Pocatello, Id.) LB Kyler Manu has been committed to Washington for quite a while and this weekend, the linebacker prospect took his official visit to Montlake and said it was his mom's reaction to things that really stuck from everything he experienced over the 48 hours he was on campus...

"I think the biggest thing was how my mom reacted to everything and how happy she is now that she's seen everything and gotten to meet coach Pete (Chris Petersen)," Manu told after returning home. "She loved the presentation he gave us and she teared up when she was watching it.

"She said she's not concerned at all about letting me go there because she knows I will be in great hands."

Manu's host was Will Dissley, another prospect from a small town and he said the two hit it off pretty quickly.

"He's a great guy. I really liked him a lot," Manu said. "He told me all about how he made the transition from the small town to the big city and how much he loves it there.

"He said coach Pete and the staff are building things there for the long-term and he's really impressed with how Pete is implementing the 'Built for Life' philosophy there.

"He also talked about how you have to manage your time there between football and school and any free time you have. It was a good talk I had with him."

Manu will finish up his academic work at Highland on February 22nd and then plans to enroll at Washington in late March, just in time to take part in spring football.

"Spring ball begins the day after the spring quarter starts, so I'll be able to be there for all of the practices," Manu said. "They talked about me playing outside, probably the WIL (weakside linebacker) spot, once I get there."

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