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Oklahoma football recruiting: Dallas Kimball's Justin Manning among visitors for OU-Kansas State

Defensive tackle Justin Manning, the younger brother of former Sooner DeMarcus Granger, was among the official visitors for Saturday's game against Kansas State.
by Ryan Aber Published: September 22, 2012

Dallas Kimball defensive tackle Justin Manning (6-foot-2, 275 pounds) is plenty familiar with Oklahoma and Norman.

Manning's brother, DeMarcus Granger, starred for the Sooners from 2006-2009.

Manning was one of a group of official visitors for OU's game Saturday night against Kansas State.

It was the first of four consecutive visits Manning has scheduled among his favorite schools.

He is expected to visit Texas A&M next week before going to TCU and LSU during the first two weekends of October.

The Sooners are looking for help on the offensive line, especially after Matt Beyer, an offensive tackle who had committed to OU, had to give up football because of injury concerns earlier this month.

Pomfret (Md.) McDonough offensive tackle Na'Ty Rodgers (6-5, 278) also was in Norman on an official visit.

Other visitors included D.J. Ward and Matt Dimon, defensive ends who have both committed to OU. Ward's visit was an unofficial one.

In addition to Ward, several other in-state recruits took in the game, including Broken Arrow's Devon Thomas and Cre Moore. Thomas, a junior, has an offer from the Sooners but has not played yet this season. Norman North's Jordan Evans was also in attendance.


Maurice Hall, who was shot in a drive-by attack last weekend, was released from the hospital Wednesday, his coach, Antonio Knox, said in a text message to The Oklahoman.

Hall, a junior linebacker from Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., was expected to stay at Bayfront Medical Center for at least a week after the attack Saturday, but is “doing great” and showing strong improvement, Knox said.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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