Canyon Country (Canyon)


    6-7, 240 - Fr.*/So.

    1996: Manskar, a redshirt freshman, was moved to center prior to 1996 spring practice (from offensive tackle) and is listed as the backup to Jonathan Himebauch in 1996. He was slowed in 1995 spring practice while recovering from a lacerated left knee.

    JOHN ROBINSON SAYS: "Manskar is a big, young player with lots of potential. He just needs to gain some weight. I think the move to center will be beneficial for his career. He really took to the position in the spring."

    1995: Manskar redshirted as a freshman offensive tackle in 1995, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was named to the 1994 Super Prep All-American, Blue Chip All-American, College Sports All-American, National Prep Poll All American, USA Today All-USA second team, Dallas Morning News National Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Blue Chip All-Western, Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Student Sports All-State first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram All State, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division II first team, Los Angeles Times All-Valley first team, and Los Angeles Daily News All Area first team as a senior offensive lineman at Canyon High in Canyon Country (Calif.). He did not allow a sack during the 1994 season. As a 1993 junior, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, Los Angeles Times All-Valley second team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area second team. He was a 3-year starter at Canyon. Current Trojan David Pratchard also prepped at Canyon.