Player Profile: Dunbar ATH Deontay McManus
Posted May 10, 2011 10:46 pm
FinestPreps.com has promised to deliver you some of the top notch coverage of not only football prospects in the state of Pennsylvania but the country!
Today we take a quick at one of the biggest “red-zone killers” in America, Dunbar’s (Baltimore, Md.) Deontay McManus.
Blessed with great size at 6’2, 210 pounds, McManus is clearly a man amongst boys on the gridiron in his highlight package.
A quarterback’s dream in the red-zone, Dunbar’s quarterback just tosses the ball up in his direction and allows the 6-foot-2 receiver to use his physicality to come down with the rock for the score.
There’s one play in his highlight tape when an opposing corner is pleading with the referee for pass interference.
The ref’s whistle is about the best defense any defensive back has against McManus because they’re surely not going to be able to stop him in the red zone.
His size, hands, and leaping ability make him virtually unstoppable in the that area of the football field.
You’ll see in his highlight package below–Dunbar’s quarterback feeds him the ball time and time again inside the 20 with success.
McManus makes it look so pretty he turns the jump ball into an artform.
Blessed with tremendous ball skills, McManus was also named a first-team All-Met selection at safety by the Baltimore Sun.
He snatched four interceptions this past year from the safety position for the Dunbar Poets.
Plenty of people think his future on the Division I-A level could be at the safety position.
No matter the position–one thing is clear for McManus: his future on the gridiron is a remarkably bright one.
He’s expected to do great things on the Division I-A level and he’s one of the most highly rated prospects in the 2012 recruiting class according to various recruiting services.
The Baltimore, Md. star currently holds scholarship offers from 17 different schools across the country–according to Rivals.com.
Alabama, Auburn, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Georgia, Clemson, Connecticut, Marshall, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Rutgers, N.C. State, and Maryland all have extended verbal offers for the Dunbar star’s services–according to Rivals.com.
Check out his junior highlight tape below–courtesy of Gerrard Shelley!