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Tom Manning Named a Top Non-BSC Recruiter in Nation by Rivals.com

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Toledo assistant football coach Tom Manning has been named to Rivals.com's "Top Recruiters" list for Non-BCS schools. Manning is the only coach from the Mid-American Conference to make the list.

Manning helped the Rockets attain the No. 1 recruiting class in the Mid-American Conference, according to every national scouting service.

Manning recently completed his first season as Rockets' offensive line coach. Previously he served at UT as a graduate assistant and director of football operations from 2009-10. In 2011, Manning was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Mount Union.

"Tommy did a great job recruiting in the Cleveland area and with the offensive line," said UT head coach Matt Campbell. "He definitely deserves the recognition. But I would add that our entire staff did a fantastic job recruiting this year. An honor like this reflects on the efforts of the entire staff."

Here's what Rivals had to say about Manning:

"In his first year back at Toledo, this time as the program's offensive line coach, Manning helped to rebuild the Rockets line with four able bodies, including A.J. Bolden, whom Manning flipped from Buffalo. He was also responsible for landing three-star running back Kareem Hunt, defensive end John Stepec and linebacker Zach Quinn, all of whom listed BCS offers. Having a 9-4 record gives any coach a recruiting boost, but something should be said for capitalizing on it."