Top CB recruit Manning decommits from Oklahoma

Highly regarded cornerback Dontae Manning announced Saturday that he decommitted from Oklahoma and will reopen his recruitment.

“I would like to start by thanking Coach Lincoln-Riley and the rest of the staff for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play the game I love at the next level,” Manning wrote in part on Twitter. “OU will still remain a top school of mine. But I feel the need to explore my options and take a closer look at other Universities.”

The 247Sports composite lists Manning as a four-star prospect, the No. 7 cornerback in the nation and the No. 99 overall prospect in the 2020 class.

Manning (6-foot, 185 pounds), who is from Raytown, Mo., committed to Oklahoma in April. He recently took an official visit to Texas A&M.

The Sooners have cornerback Ryan Watts and safety Bryson Washington, both four-star prospects, among the 13 commits in their 2020 class, which 247Sports ranks as the top in the Big 12 and No. 15 in the nation.