Getting to know new BYU commit, DE/TE Maverick McManus (Class of 2023)


Maverick McManus is one of the new recruits that has committed to play for BYU football (Class of 2023), announcing his commitment last week via Twitter:

McManus is a 6-foot-6 250-pound defensive end and tight end that preps at Westlake High School (Saratoga Springs, Utah), where as a senior he had 34 tackles (33 solo), with 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, and a two-yard touchdown reception (MaxPreps). He also plays for the basketball team and can run a reported 4.81 forty, has a 38-inch vertical, and can bench 300 pounds (HUDL).

McManus holds a scholarship offer from Utah Tech and has received recruiting interest from Colorado State, Southern Utah, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State.  He will join BYU as a preferred walk-on.

I caught up with McManus to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
McManus:  I chose BYU because it felt like home. The coaches and culture are great and it’s something you want to be a part of.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
McManus:  Utah, Utah State, Washington state, Utah tech, SUU, Colorado State

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
McManus:  I love to snowboard, play basketball, and hang out with my friends.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
McManus:  “What you put in is what you get out.”

BYU Insider: Who is an athlete that you seek to emulate?
McManus:  David Goggins (ultra-endurance athlete and former Navy SEAL)

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