On October 31st, it was announced that Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Co-Lin) Defensive Back Jahron Manning would be continuing his football career in Hammond, officially commititng to the SLU Lions. The former Brother Martin High School standout has had a solid year at Co-Lin, totaling 57 tackles, an INT, a blocked kick, and 2 PBU’s through nine games. Manning spent 2022 at Tyler Junior College in Texas, where he appeared in 5 games and recorded 7 tackles. Manning committed to the Lions over New Mexico, North Alabama, Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin, the latter three having offered him before his commitment, and New Mexico on November 3rd.
Tre’ Brown is a safety for Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, and officially committed on November 2nd as a dual-sport athlete to SLU, playing both football and baseball. Brown will join Nico Williams, a quarterback from Mississippi who committed around as month ago, as the only two players to do this since Trenon Trosclair a few years ago. Brown is a playmaker on the Edna Karr defense, and is part of the reason why Karr went 8-1 in the regular season in 2023.
The Lion secondary has been an interesting group to watch this season. Maybe the deepest position group on the roster, there are a lot of playmakers but the unit does struggle in some aspects, stopping the deep ball being perhaps the largest issue this group has faced. Brown and Manning will certainly earn a fair shot to see playing time in 2024, as the majority of the share of playing time this year has been given to Seniors.