Oregon picked up a key commitment on Saturday in defensive tackle Rex Manu from Mililani, Hawaii. Manu originally committed to Stanford but chose the Ducks on Saturday, ahead of Mark Helfrich's sit down meeting with his family.
Manu is a consensus 3-star recruit and Oregon's third commitment from the state of Hawaii, joining 3-star safety Dylan Kane and 4-star defensive end Canton Kaumatule. Manu is listed at 6'3, 290 lbs and is thought to have the frame to easily add on weight and play above 300 lbs at the college level.
Speaking to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports, Manu had this to say about his commitment to Oregon:
"Oregon is just No. 2 in the nation and they are always competing for a national championship and I want to be a part of that [...] The visit definitely put Oregon over the top for me. I loved the players and the coaches and the academic support they offer. It's also comfortable with the pipeline from Hawaii and to have those guys there with me."
Manu is Oregon's 17th commitment in the 2015 class. In addition to Oregon he had offers from Vanderbilt, Stanford, Washington, Colorado, and Washington State. You can watch his highlight video below.