January 31, 2008

Cali kicker heading to Houston

Placekicker Jordan Mannisto (6-0, 170, 4.7) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake parlayed his outstanding senior into several D-I offers. Mannisto, the all-time leader of field goals for Ventura County, has decided on what school he will take his talents to.

"Jordan committed to Houston," Westlake coach Jim Benkert said. "The Cougars landed a clutch kicker who will help them win some games during the next four years.

Mannisto earned first-team all-CIF, first-team all-county and first-team all-league for his senior and junior season performances.

The talented kicker chose Houston over offers from Iowa State, Wyoming, Nevada, and Rice. He was offered preferred walk-on status from USC and san Diego State.

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