Offensive lineman Justin Manu, a Utah native who committed to BYU out of high school and spent the last two seasons at Snow College, is at UNT on an official visit this weekend.
Snow College assistant coaches Britt Maughan and Mike Meifu confirmed this afternoon that Manu is at UNT and will be at the Mean Green’s annual banquet in a few hours.
Manu is a December graduate who has a visit scheduled to UNLV and is also being recruited by Youngstown, Florida Atlantic and Utah.
Maughan said that Manu would take all five of his official visits, including several in the next few days, before the mid-term signing period begins.
“He has got all the measurables,” Maughan said. “He is one of the most athletic offensive tackles I have been around.”
Manu grew up near Utah’s campus and could soon receive an offer from his hometown school. UNT, UNLV, Youngstown and FAU have all offered.
Meifu said that Manu projects as a tackle on the college level.
“Out of high school he was a natural big kid and has developed into a leader for us,” Meifu said. “He was a great player for us.”
UNT’s offensive line was one of its strongest units last season. The Mean Green is currently tied with Air Force for the fewest sacks allowed nationally with six.
UNT returns four of its five starters and loses only four players on its two-deep depth chart on its offensive line from last season. One of those players is senior tackle Coleman Feeley.
UNT head coach Dan McCarney has spoken throughout the season of the importance of improving the Mean Green’ depth along its offensive front.
Landing Manu would help UNT reach that goal. JUCO center Shawn McKinney of Trinity Valley was also scheduled to visit UNT beginning today.