Chris Lemonis and the Hoosiers have added another Indiana prospect to the program. Just weeks after the program received commitments from Linton product Kip Fougerousse and Bloomington native Dylan Steele, Munster outfielder Garrett Manous has committed to IU.
On Monday evening the junior-to-be sent out this tweet, committing to play for the Hoosiers:
Blessed to announce that I've committed to Indiana University to further my baseball and academic career. Can't wait to rep the home state⚾️ pic.twitter.com/0gcS9UtWcG— Garrett Manous (@gmanous28) August 7, 2017
As a sophomore, Manous hit .346 over 24 games. He also drove in 17 runs, stole 30 bases, and hit a home run, per MaxPreps. Manous’ speed is a plus tool. He has been timed as low as 6.45 seconds in the 60-yard dash, which is equivalent to a 4.3-second 40-yard dash. For reference, that would have been the third-best 40-yard time at this year’s NFL Combine.
Manous’ brother Connor is a right-handed pitcher for the Hoosiers. The two will play together again in a few years and they’re already talking about it:
Can't wait to play with you again!! ⚪️ https://t.co/aMlMcIB01T— Connor Manous (@connormanous) August 7, 2017
The young outfielder still has a few more years to develop, so by the time he gets on campus he could be ready to wreak havoc on the basepaths and compete for a spot in the outfield.