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Manning puts up huge numbers

Conner Manning obliterated Matt Barkley's Orange County passing record this season but surprisingly the junior pro-style quarterback is still not hearing from any college programs.
Manning, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect in the 2013 class finished with 4,219 yards with 41 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season besting Barkley's number of 3,560 yards during his junior season at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.
Lake Forest (Calif.) El Toro finished its season 12-2. During his domination, Manning said he hadn't really considered how well he was playing.
"I don't even think about it," Manning said of his record-setting numbers. "All my friends recognize it and stuff but I just worry about getting wins.
"It hit me a little after La Habra (in El Toro's second-to-last game of the season) but I'll look at it more after the season."
Even though Manning had such big numbers and he plays in one of the most talent-rich areas for quarterbacks anywhere in the country, Manning said he has not been contacted by any college programs yet.
Because his exposure has been limited, Manning said he plans to attend lots of camps and combines this off-season so he can get more noticed.
"I'm not really hearing from schools," Manning said. "I haven't gotten any recruiting information. I wish I could be getting a lot more but I'm going to have to work a lot harder in the off-season to get recognized.
"The focus is definitely to get the name out there a lot more and definitely put on some weight. The goal is to play at the next level. I'm pretty much open to anything right now. I'm looking for the best offer and where I'm most comfortable."