Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln cornerback Joe Manning will be busy over the next two months with his full allotment of official visits already scheduled. He recently returned home form his first trip -- a trip to Syracuse -- and now the bar has been set for his remaining trips.
“It went really good,” he commented. “Everything went smooth and I liked the campus. It was up around an eight.
“I enjoyed myself. They showed me a good time, and it is a place I can play early.” He was hosted by freshman fullback Steve McDonald.
Joe will visit Nebraska this upcoming weekend (Dec. 12), then will travel to Clemson on Jan. 9, Tennessee on Jan. 23, and Florida State on Jan. 30. Louisville and Michigan State are also schools he is interested in. So far Tennessee is the only school to schedule an in-home visit.
“I want good academics, so I can get the best degree possible for later on in life,” Manning commented. “I am also looking for playing time and good coaches.”
Joe stands 6-foot-0, weighs 175 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. Rivals.com has rated him the No. 28 cornerback in America after totaling 67 tackles, five interceptions, four blocked punts, and seven pass break ups as a senior.
He maintains a 2.8 GPA and a 940 on the SAT and wants to major in business management.