- Feb 13, 2013
The Tennessee commit, who could grow into a tight end at the next level, was on campus to watch his younger brother participate in one of Mark Richt's youth football camps.
Things apparently went well.
"I love Miami," Manuel told InsideTheU. "It's a great place. I love just being around the coaches especially [wide receivers coach Ron Dugans]. He has been through a lot so it's just good to hear from someone like him and Coach Richt. I mean Coach Richt is the man. That's all I can really say about him."
"I think at the moment in my life if was a good choice. They got a good receivers coach over there in Kevin Beard. I have a great relationship him. I talk with him almost everyday. It felt good to commit when I did. I was talking to some of the other 2020 players and they were also talking about Tennessee and trying to build up the 2020 class. So I would say it's going good, but you never know what could happen."
"Miami is always going to be there," he quickly added. "They are second right now. I'm from Miami. I'm from the 305."
"The day Miami started recruiting me I told [Jon Richt] and [tight ends coach Todd Hartley] that any position they need me to play or want me to play is what I'm going to do. I'm here to play for them."
He'll return to Miami next month for a camp. It sounds like it will be a fight until he signs, but that's the case for most top prospects.