Manchester’s CJ Favors Plays Big

Manchester junior came into the season looking to make an impact this season. The Blue Devils ask a lot for the 2025 prospect, playing both linebacker, running back, and even quarterback at times.

Last week, in their huge upset win over Bowdon, Favors did a little bit of everything. Most notably, Favors had a game-clinching interception to seal the victor in Manchester’s favorite. The junior linebacker did a great job of reading the QB’s eyes, getting good depth in his zone coverage, and then making an electrifying high-pointed catch.

“It feels great,” Favors said about the interception. “I’m glad I didn’t let my team down and that we are able to come out with the victory.”

Going into the season, Favors feels like he has made a lot of progress.

“I’ve mostly improved on coverage and my explosiveness. I’ve also improved my ability to break down film and read my assignments,” he said.

Favors had already shown a lot of potential as a run-stopper in his sophomore film, and the early signs from his junior year, he has made a jump in pass coverage. The game-sealing interception is the best evidence.

On the recruiting front, Favors has only been to a handful of camps.

“I’ve been to Morehouse College Mega Camp and Mercer Mega Camp. They went great, I went for safety and won most of all my reps,” he said.

That aspect of his recruitment will obviously heat up going into next summer, where we think Favors will surely impress college scouts. In terms of visits for this fall, Favors says that he doesn’t have any camps planned for now, but will most likely go with his recruiting group Empowered 4 Life run by Derrick Teagle.

Junior season is always a big one for the recruitment of a college prospect, so we asked Favors what he would like to achieve this fall.

“My goals for this year are to have over 80 tackles, at least 8 tackles for loss, and at least 3 interceptions,” he said.

Favors can absolutely put up those totals, a longer push into the playoffs and we honestly feel like he will exceed them. The 2025 prospect was absent from our Preseason All-State team but is already making a case in the early season that our prognostications were wrong, so he is definitely a player to watch this fall as he could very well be on the team at the end of the season.

For more recruiting info on Favors and players all across the Peach State be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest.


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