Ryan Manning, a Class of 2023 three-star receiver with 15 Division I offers, has named his top five schools, and Penn State is one of them. Manning also has Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in his top five.
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— Ryan Manning (@Ryan1Manning) May 9, 2022
Manning is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound wide receiver out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.
He was offered a scholarship in January when he went on an unofficial visit to Penn State. On3.com ranks Manning No. 12 overall in Maryland and has him as the No. 78 receiver in the country from his class.
Manning impressed during Under Armour’s “Next” camp earlier in the spring. In his assessment, 247sports National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn said Manning “got off the line of scrimmage quickly, and he was difficult to cover no matter the route.”
Dohn also said that Manning “got out of his breaks well and tracked the ball nicely.”
“He was open a lot, and it didn’t matter if it was in route, running down the sideline or over the middle. He was usually open, and if the ball was catchable, he caught it.”
Other scouts say that Manning’s hands and route-running ability remind them of former Penn State receiver and new Washington Commander Jahan Dotson.
If Manning commits to Penn State, he would be its first wide receiver commit from the Class of 2023 and the 12th overall commit.
Manning will announce his commitment on his mother’s birthday, June 18.