- Class of 2012
- Miami, FL (Miami Central)
- 5-10, 160 lbs
- Status: VT Signee
- Verbal Date: 2011-02-03
Manning played at Miami Edison for three seasons before transferring to Miami Central ... In January of 2011, Manning (#26) was named one of the state of Florida's Top 50 prospects in the 2012 class by the Gainesville Sun. ... Runs the 400 meters in track.
Quotes: "The biggest thing with him is his knowledge of the game. He has the speed and fluid hips. He is the best cornerback I've been around. I'm only 26 now, but I played in the college ranks and in high school around great people. Donaldven has taken a lot of tips. He has worked out with good guys and met a couple of other guys. His biggest part is his knowledge. You have to be able to grasp concepts, and he can grasp concepts." - former Miami Edision defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator Marlon Williams
CC's Scouting Report: With a great offer list, Manning is one of the top defensive back recruits in the country. He is a very good player, especially in small spaces. Despite his size, he tackles well against bigger players and isn't afraid of contact. I see him as a boundary cornerback for most of his career at Tech.