NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma's momentum on the recruiting trail was halted on Saturday.
Three-star cornerback Dontae Manning committed to the Sooners following a visit to campus for OU's 2019 spring game.
Manning has backed off on his verbal, however, and reopened his recruitment.
"First off, 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 a tweet.
"... This has been put into consideration countless times and most definitely wasn't an easy decision. But with God, my family and friends, I would like to announce that I am de-committing from the University of Oklahoma."
Please respect my decision... pic.twitter.com/AbujRqEklh— CraZ 🎱 (@dontaemanning_8) July 6, 2019
Manning notes he's still considering the Sooners, but wanted to "take a closer look" at other programs.
His departure comes days after OU flipped three-star linebacker Brynden Walker (Oklahoma City) from Oklahoma State and scored a four-star safety Bryson Washington (Houston) on Thursday.
The Sooners are now left with 13 commitments with Manning out. Although, OU still has two defensive backs on board — Washington and four-star cornerback Ryan Watts (Little Elm, Texas).
Buettner writes for The Norman Transcript, a CNHI News Service publication.