Top defensive recruit Manning decommits from OU

One of the players with which Oklahoma was hoping to rebuild its defense has put himself back on the open market.

On Saturday, Dontae Manning announced he was decommitting from OU. He said in a tweet he will still consider playing for the Sooners, but that he is reopening his options.

Manning is a two-sport start – football and track – from Raytown, Mo. and was listed in the top 25 of the ESPN recruiting rankings.