Looks like Chris Tormey is is wasting no time in recruiting the state of Washington. WR/DB Ma'ne Manaea from Lakes HS in Lakewood, WA originally committed to Colorado in September. Now the Buffs are asking him to greyshirt in the fall and that has opened up things for Manaea. A greyshirt means he would enroll at CU in the fall, pay his own way and take less then 12 credits. It can be a way for schools to get around the 25 scholarship limit by then signing at a later date. Wyoming has wasted no time in offering the two way star once this occurred.
"I am open to whatever is in my best interest and whatever opportunities there might be. But that does not change the verbal commitment to Colorado," he added. "The door is open right now a little bit as we talk things through."
Now Manaea is not calling schools. But he is speaking to those that have called him. Idaho is hot on his trail as is Wyoming. Both have offered.
Listed at 5-11 185lbs, Manaea is rated as three stars by Rivals and the 12th best recruit in Washington. He's already taken visits to Colorado, Montana and will visit Idaho this weekend. Nevada and San Jose State have also offered. Highlights after available after the jump.
He plays wide receiver and safety but I personally would love to see him in the secondary for the Cowboys. He is very aggressive at stopping the run as well as pass coverage. He has a strong and intimidating presence while playing safety. I love his aggressiveness and hard hitting ability.
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