Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Mansfield, OH
247 Sports Composite Rating: .8656
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Kentucky, Penn State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
As a running back and wide receiver for Mansfield Senior, Manns accounted for nearly 2,000 yards of offense and scored 37 total touchdowns. And that was only one season out of a very productive high school career. Manns isn’t going to stand out with his height or speed, but he has great hands, runs crisp routes, and can get open against either man or zone coverage. I’ve also read quite a few positive comments about how Manns conducts himself. He sounds like a natural leader who works hard in practice and is very serious about handling his business.
Barring injury, he will not be redshirting this fall. The Gophers are desperate for playmakers at wide receiver outside of Tyler Johnson, and I believe Manns is capable of contributing early in his career. Look for him at slot receiver next season.