Saturday, June 25, 2016

Crosby HS WR Mannie Netherly commits to play college football for LSU

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

CROSBY, TEXAS (June 25, 2016) Heading into his final year of high school football, one Houston area player knows what colors he will be wearing when he takes the field in the fall of 2017. Crosby High School senior Emmanuel (Mannie) Netherly announced on Friday evening, June 24, 2016, via his Twitter account, that he will attend Louisiana State University and will play for the Tigers beginning in 2017. The 6-2, 183-pound quarterback and wide receiver had offers from over 20 other schools, including Texas A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Texas.

Netherly led Crosby High School to a 11-1 record in 2015, with a 10-0 regular season record while posting an 8-0 record in route to the district championship. In the playoffs, Crosby defeated Lumberton by the score of 42-13 in the first round of the Class 5A Division II before falling to Fort Bend Ridge Point 42-14 at NRG Stadium in the second round.

The future LSU Tiger will bring impressive stats to Baton Rouge. He posted a 4.48-second 50-yard dash, along with a 4.32-second shuttle run and a 36.9-inch vertical jump. In his junior year at Crosby, as a wide receiver, he caught 60 passes for 1,002 yards and 18 touchdowns. In addition, he carried the ball 22 times for 230 yards and four touchdowns. When playing quarterback, he completed 13 of 23 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He was a first team all-district selection at wide receiver and was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association's all-state second team. Netherly and the Crosby Cougars will kick off the 2016 season on Friday, September 2, 2016 against Manvel High School.

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