National Scouting Combine presents DB Marvin Manassa

Position: Cornerback/ Defensive back

School: Stevenson University

HT/WT: 5’10 175 lbs

Instagram: @flyyy.marvin


 I tied the record for most pass break ups in a single game for Stevenson, in which I also broke the record for the most Pass breakups in a college Career for Stevenson (28 PBU’s). I’m also a 2x All-Conference Defensive Back @ Stevenson University 🐎. A 4 – year starter since being a true Freshman (2019). A starter in the FAF All-American Senior Bowl (2023).


How’d you end up at your current school? What was the recruiting process like? 

I had very little recruitment of classes because of my size in High School and I used that as motivation. I went out to prospect camps to get recruited and it worked out for me. I got a look from Stevenson, and I committed right then and there.


What gives you an advantage over other athletes at your position?

One special aspect that sets me apart at my position is my ability to seamlessly transition and excel across different roles within the defensive backfield and my knowledge for the game. Whether it’s playing as a cornerback, hybrid defensive back, or safety, I bring a high level of performance and skill to each position.


What does being a student of a game mean to you?

3) When watching game film, I analyze opponent tendencies, offensive formations, and individual player habits. Understanding these concepts helps me make informed decisions on the field, anticipate plays, and elevate my overall performance. Being a student of the game goes beyond the physical aspects; it’s about studying the intricate details that contribute to success both individually and as a team.


How does being a defensive back (DB) reflect itself in your personal life?

Being a defensive back reflects not only on the field but also in my personal life. The position demands adaptability, quick decision-making, and resilience – qualities that translate seamlessly into facing life’s challenges. Just as I read opponents on the field, I navigate through situations off the field with a strategic and analytical mindset.


How would you describe your work ethic?

My work ethic is characterized by an unwavering commitment to excellence. On and off the field, I approach every task with determination, attention to detail, and a relentless pursuit of improvement. This work ethic not only drives my performance as a defensive back but also extends to my academic pursuits and personal goals.


What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff?

One of the more important things I’ve learned from the coaching staff is the value of discipline and attention to detail. Their guidance has emphasized the importance of honing not only physical skills but also mental acuity. This lesson has not only enhanced my performance on the field but has also shaped my approach to challenges in various aspects of life.


What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

My biggest achievement so far would have to be getting All-conference for the first time during my third year of eligibility and repeating that success my Senior year.


How did you hear about the National Scouting Combine?

I heard about it through social media after I played and started as cornerback in the FAF All- American Senior Bowl.


Why did you choose the National Scouting Combine?

I chose the National Scouting Combine to showcase my versatility in my Speed, Strength and quickness to other scouts.


What do you hope to show people at the combine?

At the combine, I aim to showcase my multifaceted skill set and versatility as a defensive back. I want to demonstrate my agility, speed, and strategic thinking that allow me to excel in various defensive positions, including cornerback, hybrid defensive back, and safety. Additionally, I hope to highlight my dedication, work ethic, and commitment to continuous improvement, emphasizing that I am not just a player but an asset ready to contribute dynamically to any team.


What was your Major? 

I’m a Buisness Communication Major with a minor in Art.


If you could make a positive impact on all of society, what would it be and why?

If I could make a positive impact, it would be to create a program supporting initiatives that promote youth sports and education. I would like to provide opportunities for growth and development to other student athletes.


What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

I have a photography business in Maryland called “FlicksbyMarv”.


If you had the opportunity to play another sport professionally, what sport would you choose?

I would either pursuit in running track or play rugby professionally based on my previous success in those sports in High school. I was a New Balance National Qualifier for track and I’ve had colleges recuit me for both track and rugby.


Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or “pay it forward” in your community?

Yes. I’m involved in multiple drives with my church to give back to the community in the D.C Maryland area.