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Manning wasn't that high on OU when he came to our camp as a jr and I never felt he was that excited about us. I will not be dissapointed if he goes elsewhere seeing as I never thought we were in it to begin with.
This post was edited by OUinLA on 11/25/2012 at 9:52 PM
Leaving Manning aside for a moment, here are five guys that would come here at the drop of a hat:
TE Emmanual Bibbs (6'3, 245, 4.6)
DT Quincy Russell (6'3, 311)
CB Lamar Robbins (6'3, 188, 4.5)
OT Josiah St.John (6'6,305)
DT Toby Johnson (6'4,305) (if we have time to red-shirt him)
five nearly even chances
OT Aaron Cochran (6'7,348,5.1)
TE Cameron Clear (6'6, 260) offering his teammate Bibbs too
LB E.J. Levenberry, (6'3''/ 230 / 4.6)
DT Justin Manning (6'3,278,5.0)
DE Dimarya Mixon, (6'4,250,4.7) Mesquite,TX (at 4.84 Matt Dimon seems headed for DT)
longshots from whom we could get some:
DT Maquedius Bain (6'3,308) Florida
OT Desmond Harrison (6'7, 320) juco
OT Trenton Brown (6'8, 350) juco
WR Laquon Treadwell, (6'3,195,4.4) Illinois
DT Donovan Monger, (6'4, 285, 5.1) Ohio
DT Ben Bradley, (6-2 / 302) juco Toby Johnson's teammate
LB Mike Mitchell (6'4, 219, 4.5) 1/3 chance?
LB/DE Devante Bond (6'3, 230) slim offers yet
What (not who) do we need at DT? We've got Torrea Peterson (JR to be), Jordan Phillips (SO), Marquise Anderson (SO) and Jordan Wade (RFr) coming back. (FWIW Damon Williams (JR) was Rivals ranked #35 DT nationally. Maquedius Bain is #36 this year.) We need at least one immediate starter - a juco Texas hater - Quincy Russell! After that a top hs prospect would be nice, but anyone who can play the game and work and develop will be as good as what we've had in human memory. An alternative to a top hs prospect would be a second juco who wants to play right now. It's the way Bill Snyder gets things done in a pinch, so let's Stoop to it.
This puts Manning, surely a delightful and upright person, in perspective.
This post was edited by cullison on 11/26/2012 at 12:40 PM
Tough Job James....reporting..... Manning says his choices are OU, aTm and TCU.
Above it was stated that aTm had 31 commits with 4 being DTs. So maybe he is waiting for the outcome of the OU/TCU battle before deciding? Gotta wait and see....on this one. Soooo, what about Toby and his team mate that decommitted from Tennesee?
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