Transfer offensive tackle Mana Taimani commits to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and the Rebels have added another key component for the 2023 season following the commitment Monday afternoon from JUCO transfer offensive lineman Mana Taimani.
T'z Up ‼️‼️🇹🇴 @DVC_CoachDarr @DVC_oline @CoachKiraly @CoachGarrisonOL pic.twitter.com/tZzqw6rwik
— Mana Taimani (@mana_taimani) January 23, 2023
Taimani visited Oxford this weekend and certainly seems to be favorably impressed by Ole Miss and new offensive line coach John Garrison. He will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Rebels.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Taimani transfers in from Diablo Valley Community College (Calif.). He played high school football at Clayton Valley Charter in Concord, Calif. He went to Diablo Valley after originally enrolling at Wyoming.
It was a pleasure coaching you and I’m excited to see you continue your dream of playing College football! @mana_taimani @dvc_football1 https://t.co/Fane2zvNd2
— Coach Dave Garcia (@DVC_oline) January 23, 2023
In addition to an Ole Miss offensive line that returns four starters, Taimani will join signees Brycen Sanders and Ethan Fields and transfers Victor Curne (Washington) and Quincy McGee (UAB).
Before committing to the Rebels, Taimani also visited Oklahoma State last week. He had offers from the Cowboys as well as Auburn, Liberty, Texas State and UNLV.
Stay tuned for more news from the recruiting trail!
Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.