Salem (Oregon) North Salem 2024 guard Shopping center Manumaleuna made an unofficial visit to Oregon over the weekend for the Ducks vs. BYU game.
With family members on both pairs, he also had a lot of family coming to town.
“The visit went well,” Manumaleuna said. “Two older sisters came to me from Utah, my parents, my teammate Piers Walker and his parents. We all went to the game together. We also had a family that also came to town, so ‘getting together’ was fun.”
His cousin, Kingsley Suamataya, formerly of Oregon and now of BYU, also paid tribute to his former Oregon teammate Spencer Webb in one of the highlights Victory
“A few things stood out to me during this visit: the BYU tribute to Spencer Webb with Kingsley carrying the flag, the large number of BYU fans in Otzen and, of course, the US military flyover,” he said. Victory. “I’ve never seen anything like this before, it was special.”
Manumaleuna was also able to meet some of the Oregon coaches.
“I spoke with coach Tosh Lupoi and J. R. Moala,” said Victory. “I always enjoy hanging out with these guys. Coach Tosh always checks on me to see how my season is going.”
Manumaleuna said the number of BYU fans who came to the game also caught his attention.
“One thing that stood out was that there were a lot of blues in the stands,” said Victory
He also liked the game day atmosphere.
“The game day atmosphere was great,” said Victory “In gto see my uncles, Gabe Sewell and Leroy Suamatai. It was a great day for a football match too.
And he got involved in the crimes of the Duck and the Cougar.
“I really followed the offense of coach (Kenny) Dillingham and coach Arod (Aaron Roderick) at the time,” said Victory. “I saw coach Dillingham make a lot of changes after the Georgia game and it has paid off for Oregon in the last two weeks. Bo Nicks and their offense are starting to click.”
Manumaleuna plans to visit several more schools this fall.
“I definitely plan to visit the state of Mississippi, it was a pleasure to talk with their recruiting staff and trainer (Mike) Leach,” he said. Victory. “I think every quarterback would love to be in an air raid. I also definitely visit Louisville, BYU, Washington State, California, Miami, and Utah. I’m just checking on how all these visits are going. according to my football schedule.”
Manumaleuna is also in the midst of a win-win start to their junior season.
“Our season is going great,” said Victory “We went from 5A to 6A and are now 3-0. We brought back eight starters on offense and seven on defense. We have one of the best runners in the state in Josiah Davis and a tight defense that only allowed three players. points this season. We have a lot of skillful players like Eric Gonzalez, Pierce Walker, Jerrick Wangler, Neil Knaifel and Demarie Thompson. Me and my teammates are trying to change the culture in North Salem and I think people are starting to see it now.”