Three-star offensive lineman and Louisiana Tech commit Cam Manning (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) didn’t make the trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., but he was one of the many who stayed up in the wee hours to watch on television the conclusion of one of the best games in college football this year.
Manning, who was the first Louisiana Tech commit of the 2013 class, watched his future team fall 59-57 to Texas A&M in a game that nearly saw the Bulldogs rally from a 27-0 deficit. It was a game that featured almost 1,300 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns between the teams.
Manning, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound tackle at Carroll who most likely will play guard in college, was solid with his Louisiana Tech commit before the game. Saturday’s electricity gave him even more reason to be excited about putting on a Bulldogs uniform. In a loss, Louisiana Tech had 615 total yards and, in front of 40,453, nearly pulled off one of the program’s biggest comebacks.
“I thought it was a great game,” Manning said. “Both teams have explosive offenses and a lot of weapons. I am very excited to play in the Louisiana Tech offense. They move up and down the field with a really fast tempo and find those gaps for a lot of explosive plays.”
Manning became Louisiana Tech’s first commit in April. He chose the Bulldogs over interest from Oklahoma State, Missouri, Texas Tech and other programs.