Oregon has kept the momentum rolling with a commitment from 247 Sports four-star cornerback Dontae Manning. This is a monster pickup. Not only is Manning a four-star prospect, but he’s a high four-star.
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Dontae Manning is Heading to Oregon
According to the 247 Sports rankings, Manning is the 30th ranked prospect. That puts him just outside of being a five-star prospect. According to their composite rankings, he is the number 76 ranked prospect.
This puts him as a consensus top-100 prospect.
Also, Manning has the frame that this staff is looking to bring in at cornerback. He is a rangy 6’0″ athlete with 185 LBS on his frame. So as far as size goes, he’s already in a good spot going into college.
Manning also runs a sub-10.7 100 meters. There is so much that Manning should be able to come in and do.
As far as his potential role coming in as a true freshman, that’s tough to project. The decisions of Thomas Graham Jr. and Deommodore Lenoir are obviously huge. Also, Mykael Wright became a key contributor as the season went along, and Jevon Holland plays the nickel.
So this secondary was deep this season, and if Graham and Lenoir decide to come back, this secondary is going to be even deeper. Because along with Manning, four-star cornerback Luke Hill signed with Oregon during the early signing period.
The Recruiting Class
Following the early signing period, Oregon was 18th nationally and second in the Pac-12. Now, Manning becomes the third-highest recruit in this class. He also signed during the early period but waited to announce. His announcement bumps Oregon’s class up to 12th nationally and first in the conference.
There were a few decommitments that most saw coming on the first day of the early signing period. However, this class is far from done. The past couple of years Oregon has essentially finished their class at the early signing period, but this year is different. This class will need to be judged after the traditional February signing period.
There could be a few more commits before things are all said and done, and this is a great start to finishing off the class.
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