Coached by Carlton Nelson at Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas ... member of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Super Team ... US Army All-American ... dominated in 2012 with 76 tackles, 11 sacks, 15 QBPs, and 18 TFL ... named District 11-4A MVP, 4A All-State Honorable Mention (AP), 4A All-Region II first-team (TX High School Football), and first-team All-Area (Dallas Morning News) ... recorded 68 tackles, 19 TFL, 5 sacks, and 2 FR as a junior in 2011, earning him first-team All-District 11-4A honors ... 4-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com ... rated No. 92 overall and no. 9 DT in the ESPN 150 ... rated No. 96 overall and No. 6 DT by Rivals.com ... rated No. 6 DT by Scout.com ... chose A&M over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas State, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Purdue, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, UCLA, and USC.
Justin Manning is the son of Debra Granger ... born Aug. 16, 1994 ... agricultural leadership and development major.