February 26, 2007

Interest picking up in Manuel

Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside dual-threat quarterback E.J. Manuel has established himself as one of the top players at his position in the Southeast. He has already received several scholarship offers, including one from North Carolina.

Manuel enjoyed a breakout junior season, piling up over 2,400 all-purpose yards and 21 total touchdowns.

"We were a 5-5 team (in 2006). I made first team All-Beach, second team All-Tidewater, and second team All Eastern Region," he said. "I threw for 1,973 yards and 16 passing touchdowns, along with seven interceptions. I also had 480 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns."


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