The Oregon Ducks are hosting several high profile football recruits for their final home game of the season, and they are also hosting one high profile basketball recruit in the 2015 class in Lansing power forward Trevor Manuel. A four-star prospect, Manuel is easily one of the top 100 prospects in the class and could very well be one of the top ten power forward recruits. He currently holds three offers, with two of them being in-state.
The Michigan State Spartans, Providence, and Eastern Michigan have offered Manuel, who has a ton of early interest in Michigan State. Location is also a factor in this, and Manuel would be a good fit for Tom Izzo’s program. He has an insane amount of upside and could earn five stars if he continues to rise. At this point in time, it is safe to say he is one of the elite prospects in the state of Michigan in 2015.
This is a huge early visit for the Oregon Ducks, and it’s actually just his second visit to a school outside of the state. He has visited Michigan State a whopping six times in his recruitment (first visit at the end of August). The only other school he has visited outside of MSU prior to this trip to Oregon is N.C. State, and he visited Mark Gottfried’s program early last month.
Trevor Manuel has great length at 6’8″, 195 pounds, and he can play at either the 3 or the 4. He has a terrific all-around game as a scorer, rebounder, and even passer, but his defense needs a lot more polish and consistency. Manuel has an incredible wealth of upside on defense- and overall- and he’ll definitely be one to watch once he realizes that potential.
It’s great to see that Dana Altman and the Ducks are working hard to get an early visit from one of the prized recruits in the 2015 class- especially considering the fact that Manuel hails from another region of the country. The early pick is an in-state stay at the hallowed Michigan State, but it will be interesting to see if Manuel likes his visit to Eugene and considers the Ducks at some point.
Georgetown, Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, Detroit, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Minnesota are all schools that have shown interest in him. That’s quite a bit of well-deserved high profile interest for the Sexton High standout.
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