With too many offers to count, Rivals100 quarterback E.J. Manuel wants to begin narrowing his college options. The 6-foot-6, 203-pound Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside star plans to do just that in the very near future when he'll announce a shortened list.
"I'm planning to announce my top 10 on May 16th," he said. "Then this summer I'm going to take some visits with my dad in order to make a decision before the season. It's not 100% I'll make one before then and if it doesn't happen I'll take my officials, but I want to.
"I plan to do a lot of traveling, riding around to observe these schools. If there's no chance to visit somewhere, that doesn't mean they are out of it and I'm fine with it being across country. If I believe Oregon is the school for me, then it's not a problem to go out there."
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Meanwhile, since coming away with top honors at the Elite, more colleges have offered Manuel including Penn State, Kansas State and Colorado.
Obviously Manuel has his choices, but what will help him decide in the end.
"It's going to be the coaching staff," he said. "With all of these schools out there, I've developed relationships with the coaches because they are all big-time schools."
The Virginia Beach prospect plans to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State this weekend.
Last season he accounted for 1,700 yards of offense and 12 touchdowns to just two interceptions.