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Colorado Receives Verbals from Washington S Ma'ne Manaea & DT Zaheer Webb

The Colorado Buffaloes have received their fourteenth and fifteenth verbal commitments of the 2012 class in OG/NG Zaheer Webb and S/WR Ma'ne Manaea. Both Webb and Manaea play at Lakes High School in Washington. Manaea, a 5'11" 185 pound athlete, has started at Lakes since he was a sophomore. He missed most of his junior season with a concussion but returns as the team's starting safety and receiver. He caught three touchdown passes in a game already this season. On defense, he isn't the biggest guy on the field but is known for his ability to make big plays and hits. The coaching staff also considers Manaea the emotional leader of the team. ranks Manaea as the 15th best prospect in the state of Washington. Manaea projects as a safety at the college level. Manaea will take his official visit to CU on Oct. 22. The News Tribune Ranked Manaea as the top Defensive Player in 3A this season.

Zaheer Webb, a huge 6'3 330 pound lineman, was named to the Seattle Times Preseason All State team as a defensive tackle. Our SBNation Seattle site had an interview with Webb which you can read here as they previewed the top Washington high school players for 2011.

Lakes HS is full of powerhouse players this year, most notably 6'10" 310 pound Zach Banner who is getting recruited by everyone. He visited Michigan last week and is going to visit Oklahoma this season.

Welcome aboard Ma'ne and Zaheer.

Ma'ne Manaea

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Position: Safety
Measurables: 5'11" 185
High School:  Lakes (WA) HS

- Rivals: 3-star, 15th best player in the state of Washington
- ESPN: 73
- 3-star, 94th best safety

Other Schools of Interest: Washington State (offer), Air Force, UCLA, Oregon State

Status: Verbal to Colorado

NotesFrom the News Tribune:

Lakes’ missed having Ma'ne Manaea’s versatility and instincts on the field when a concussion sidelined him halfway through the 2010 season. The safety isn’t the most imposing – he stands 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds – but he’s a big-time hitter with the confidence to match.


Zaheer Webb

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Position: Defensive Tackle
Measurables: 6'3" 330
High School:  Lakes (WA) HS

- Rivals: Ranking not yet released
- ESPN: 74
- 2-star, 111th best defensive line prospect

Other Schools of Interest: Washington, Washington St., Idaho and Utah

Status: Verbal to Colorado


Highlights for both after the jump...