March 13, 2007

Rivals100 linebacker blown away by Tide offer

A few weeks ago, Scotland County High School linebacker Terrell Manning received what he thought was an ordinary recruiting call on his head coach's cell phone. With offers from Florida, Clemson, North Carolina and South Carolina among others, Manning routinely receives correspondence from the nation's top schools.

But this call was a little bit different.

"My head coach handed me his phone, and Coach (Curt) Cignetti was on the other line," said Manning. "After a seconds, he told me that he was putting Nick Saban on the phone. I was like, 'you mean the Nick Saban from the Miami Dolphins and the Nick Saban who won a national championship at LSU?' I was stunned. I really wasn't expecting that."


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