Complicating the issue for Manu, however, was the fact that he committed to Boise State with a grayshirt offer on the table. After offers came flooding in from big schools, the Bronco coaching staff quickly readjusted.
"I now have a regular offer from Boise State," Manu said Wednesday evening.
He remains committed to The Blue, but Manu is clearly not finished with the recruiting process. He visited Utah a few weeks ago and returned impressed.
"The facilites are amazing," he said. "It really is a great school."
The Wisconsin offer came as a surprise to him, but it's a big one because he has numerous connections with the coaching staff.
"My dad (Tony) went to school with (Wisconsin) head coach Gary Andersen," Manu said. "Andy Ludwig, the offensive coordinator, is married to my mom's cousin. And defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a, his son played at Rocky Mountain (Meridian) for my uncle."
Manu also said a Stanford offer is likely coming his way.
"They are a big-time school," he said. "But I don't know much about them."
Expect Manu's recruitment to continue on an upward swing this summer. And, with an expected big senior year, it will continue through the fall.
"BSU knows where I stand with them," Manu said. "But other than that, I'm just weighing the pros and cons of everything."