Chris Petersen may no longer be in Idaho, but he's still combing the state for recruits. His latest haul from the Gem State is LB prospect Kyler Manu out of Highland H.S. in Pocatello, ID.
I have confirmed with Highland head coach Gino Mariani that linebacker Kyler Manu has committed to Washington. Was a Boise State commit.— Blue Bane™ (@ChaseGlorfield) August 18, 2014
Manu had originally been recruited to Boise State by Petersen and much of the current UW staff. While he committed to Bryan Harsin and the current Bronco staff in April, he still held great respect and admiration for Petersen, and when he was offered again by him to be a Husky, it put a major kink in his plans. With offers also coming from Wisconsin, Utah and Utah State, Manu reconsidered his options. After an unofficial visit to Seattle a few weeks back things the wheels started turning, and after some thought he decided to change his commitment and become a Husky.
The 6'2", 200 lb prospect is rated by Scout.com as a 3-star at OLB and their 103rd ranked player at that position. Rivals.com and 247Sports also list him as a 3-star. Manu becomes the 10th overall commitment and 3rd defensive player to join the projected 2015 class.
Highlights courtesy of Hudl: