Jeffrey Manning Jr is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back from California. He announced his decision to attend Oregon State on Twitter this morning. The talented three-star recruit chooses Oregon State over offers from UCLA, Utah, Washington State, BYU and many others.
Proud to announce that I am officially committing to Oregon State University. #BuildTheDam17 ⚫️ #Markcus5 pic.twitter.com/IQIdE5W0yI— Jeffrey Manning Jr (@jmanningjr150) October 24, 2016
Manning Jr. had previously de-committed from UCLA back at the end of July and reopened his recruitment. Since that time he and Oregon State linebacker coach Chad Kauha'aha'a have chatted frequently and developed a bond.
With his commitment Jeffrey Manning Jr. marks the second Cathedral High player (Arex Flemings) to commit to Oregon State. Another teammate, Jamire Calvin, is also considering playing for the Beavers. Landing all three would be a HUGE recruiting win for Oregon State and would add big-time playmakers at positions of need.
Jeffrey Manning Jr. fits Oregon State’s ideal secondary player, because of his height and playmaking abilities. The Beavers are quickly filling up their 2017 recruiting class as Manning Jr. marks the 18th commit, but keep an eye on Jamire Calvin. If he decides to join his teammates in Corvallis he could become the top recruit in Oregon State’s 2017 recruiting class.
Check out Manning Jr’s highlight reel below: