TCU Football is losing one of the gems of the 2017 signing class, as former four star wide receiver Omar Manning is leaving the program.
Manning, who redshirted his first season on campus after getting dinged up in the preseason, was the second highest-rated recruit of the signing class, behind sophomore wide receiver Jalen Reagor. According to Jeremy Clark of 247 Sports, Manning will leave Fort Worth for an undisclosed junior college to try and get back on track, before resuming his DI career at TCU - or another college.
Manning came in highly-touted, one of the true gems of what was one of the highest rated recruiting classes in TCU history; the 6’2” pass catcher out of Lancaster chose the Frogs over 26 other offers, including Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, and Auburn. He could return to the Frogs, as early as December, if he chose to do so.
The Frogs will certainly miss Manning and his potential this fall, but the wide receiver unit is possibly the deepest of any group on the team. The Frogs return Reagor, as well as seniors Jaelen Austin and Jarrison Stewart. They also welcome in Tevaillance Hunt, a big target with ridiculous speed, and Tate Barber, a slot target in the mold of KaVontae Turpin, in addition to four other true freshmen that bring a mix of size and speed. Dylan Thomas, Ni’Jeel Meeking, and TreVontae Hights could all see snaps as well.
The Frogs open camp on August 2nd, with the season opener set for September 1st.