The spring evaluation period was very good to up and coming three-star quarterback prospect Sean Mannion (6-5, 205, 4.9) from Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill. He has a very busy schedule coming up starting this weekend (May 31st) and the entire month of June.
"Things are going good for Sean," Foothill coach John Mannion and Sean's father said. "He will be going to camps starting with San Jose State on Sunday (May 31st)."
"We will be at UCLA's Camp on June 6th and on the next day we will visit Cal on June 7th," Mannion said. "With Cal just getting a quarterback (Austin Hinder), we will have to see how that goes."
"We will be at Oregon State on June 12 and on the following Monday we will be at a San Diego State camp that they are having up here," Mannion said. "Then we will head to Washington State for a two-day camp."
"A lot of schools want to see him up close and work with him in person," Mannion said. "As a coach, I can understand that."
Mannion earned all-league (HM) and all-(Bay) area (HM) after throwing for 2,608 yards and 23 touchdowns against eight touchdowns. He also had three rushing touchdowns.
The scouting report on Mannion is he has the size (6-5) that D-I schools love in a pro style quarterback. He has a strong arm and has been around football all of his life so he has a good knowledge for the game. He also has the poise you like in your quarterback. Mannion is a hard worker who is working on his footwork so he can be even better moving around in the pocket.
"Sean is very calm and poised," Mannion said. "We won four games last season on our last offensive drive."
"Two of the games, Sean threw a touchdown on essentially the last play of the game," Mannion said. "He's a really good decision maker."
"Sean just turned 17 and he's really grounded and mature," Mannion said. "He is really coming into his own and keeps getting better."
"Sean can make all the throws," Mannion said. "He can throw the screen, has touch, throw the out, and UCLA assistant coach, Angus McClure, when he was here during spring, commented on how well Sean threw the deep ball. Arizona's coach remarked how live Sean's arm was."
Mannion is definitely a prospect to keep your eye on over the next month and to follow throughout the recruiting process.