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App. State leads for Manyou

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Two-star cornerback Paris Manyou recently transferred into Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic and is waiting for his new transcripts to arrive later this month. Once they do, he believes he's in line to receive offers in addition to his first from Appalachian State, including Florida Atlantic and Florida International.
As it stands, Appalachian State leads for Manyou over his other offer, Alcorn State, and he plans to visit the Mountaineers later this year for an official visit.
"Appalachian State was my first offer so I'm showing them some major interest," Manyou said. "I really like the program and want to go up there and talk with them some more."
Manyou has never visited Boone, N.C., but has been in contact with the Mountaineers' coaching staff ever since it offered Manyou during spring ball, when he was at South Dade.
"They told me if I come in early and work hard I can start as a freshman," Manyou said. "The coaching staff really likes me and they want me to commit but I told them I'd wait it out."
Manyou said if FAU and FIU offer, those teams will jump ahead of Appalachian State, with FAU likely the favorite.
"I have a great relationship with (FAU assistant) Corey Bell," he said. "I have a lot of friends there and I like that they play a lot of good schools. I like that it's in Florida and I like the campus."
FIU appeals to Manyou because his brother once played there.
Given Manyou's pending transcript, he hasn't set a timetable for making a decision.
"I'm guessing I'll get more offers," he said. "But if not, I'll commit by Week 3."
Manyou had 3 interceptions, 4 pass deflections and 45 tackles last season.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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