High School Football Player Profile: Steven Manfro, Valencia HS

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIOctober 7, 2010

Valencia High School running back Steven Manfro
Valencia High School running back Steven Manfro

Writer's Note: This is the first installment of my Player Profile series in which I will periodically provide updates on Valencia High School (CA) running back Steven Manfro. Steven is one of those players that has excellent athletic ability, but he is largely unknown as a result of Valencia High not being one of the top high school football teams in the country and I look forward to shining more light on Steven Manfro throughout the remainder of the 2010-11 high school football season.


As a result of this being part one of my Profile series, here is some background on Steven Manfro. He is a senior running back for the Valencia High School Vikings who burst on the high school scene last season as a junior as he showcased his ability to explode at any moment.

Over the first four games of the 2010 season, Manfro has accumulated 571 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground as well as an additional eight touchdowns garnered through receiving and kickoff returns (six receiving, two on returns). He is leading the Foothill League in both rushing yards and touchdowns but his play is largely under the radar as he only has one Division I scholarship offer, that coming from the Wyoming Cowboys.

This is where I come in.

I will attempt to provide more publicity to Manfro by posting updates periodically when something noteworthy happens to him so be on the lookout about every week throughout the high school football season to see how the unheralded superstar Steven Manfro performed.

As for my first game update, tomorrow I will attend Valencia's matchup against Loyola High School (548 nationally, 62 state and 36 section*) so watch my Bleacher Report profile as well as Twitter tomorrow to see when my latest Manfro update will be posted.

I take great pride in introducing you to this high school superstar and I look forward to posting updates on Steven so you, fellow football fans, will not miss out on possibly the next great college football running back.

*All rankings are according to www.maxpreps.com