Nephew of former NFL star Dexter Manley commits to Syracuse

DT Josh Manley committed to Syracuse (Special)

DE Josh Manley committed to Syracuse (Special)

Josh Manley, the nephew of former NFL star Dexter Manley, committed to Syracuse on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder from Milton High School said he also had interest from Tulane, Central Florida, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Virginia, Louisville, Howard and UAB, among others.

“I chose Syracuse because of the academics first, and then the program that the coaches are establishing,” Manley said. “It was a ‘family’ feel when I first stepped on campus.”

Manley, who is projected to play DE in college, committed after visiting Syracuse this weekend.

“The highlight of my visit was the connection that other recruits and me made with the players that were already there,” Manley said. “Within the first 20-30 minutes of meeting everyone, there was no tension between anyone … it was like family right off the bat, without any hesitation.”


– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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8 comments Add your comment

The New Dawg Consultant

January 16th, 2012
7:10 am

Congats to that young man. Milton is a fine high school, and I am glad he had the opportunity to attend college on scholarship. GT is missing one here.

Vampire Bill

January 16th, 2012
8:53 am

Go Orange ! I grew up in Syracuse and they love their football up there. Young man will do well.

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January 16th, 2012
10:32 am


January 17th, 2012
6:50 am

Who is the HC at SU now?


January 17th, 2012
2:38 pm

Not exactly what i would call a “family” atmosphere up there, and about to get worse!


January 17th, 2012
9:43 pm

I’m wondering does Georgia and Georgia Tech know that for the last two years Stephonson High School in Dekalb has put out more D1 players than any high school in the nation. Come on Dawgs and yellowjackets everybody else knows.

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