arc manningThe #1 ranked player in the 247 esports class of 2023 made huge waves on Thursday by ending his rapid enlistment and declaring his commitment to Texas During Alabama And the Georgia. Nephew of legendary quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning and grandson of College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning, Manning has been the hottest favorite since the days of Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields.
“Committed to the University of Texas. #HookEm,” Arch Manning announced in a tweet.
The signal caller threw 6-foot-4, 215-pound Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, Manning for 6,307 yards and 81 touchdowns and rushed for another 19 grades in three seasons.
He’s one of seven potential players and three quarterbacks with an excellent rating of 1.0000 at 247Sports Composite, joining another pair of Texan callers in Vince Young and Quinn Ewers.
Not only does Manning possess “all the physical tools required in a quarterback,” according to 247Sports national employment analyst Cooper Petanga, but he also displays “exceptional intuition and awareness, demonstrating the ability to drive and navigate the game at a very high level.”
Manning’s acquisition He continues the hot recruiting trend of Texas coach Steve Sarkissian, who clearly makes Longhorns a destination for high-profile recruits. Sark recently joined Ewers, former Ohio State quarterback, former five-star recruit, former Alabama tight end Jalil Billingsley and several other stars to move to Austin, Texas, as he tries to replenish a depleted roster.
With Ewers on campus and four-star Malik Murphy, connected to signal number 12 in the 2022 class, already in the quarterback’s room, a Big competition to kick off the party in 2023 On the horizon No matter how successful the Ewers is this season, it’s his first with the Longhorns.
Working under Alabama coach Nick Saban in 2019 and 2020, Sarkissian saw first-hand what it would be like to acquire top-tier talent, and have that talent competing with as many top-tier players as possible in practice. Stacking quarterbacks – and all the key players – on top of each other creates the culture of competition that championship teams need.
Although Manning is giving up the opportunity to play for the SEC authorities in Alabama and Georgia, he It will end up playing in the league When Texans (and Oklahoma) complete their transition from the Big 12 before the 2025 season when Manning enters his third year.
The Manning family played Arch recruit near the jacket, carefully choosing their words in public while insisting that the decision rested with Arch alone. In the end, Arch appeared to pick Texas over Georgia after Alabama cemented a contingency plan with 2023 quarterback Eli Holstein’s commitment last month.
However, Manning continued with official visits to all three schools in June with a layover in Texas last weekend. In a strong finish with Manning, Longhorns also picked up a Sunday commitment from fellow high school mate, three-star Will Randle.
As 247Sports recruiting manager Steve Weltfung pointed out On CBS Sports HQ after Manning’s visit to Texas, the Longhorns did not enlist another quarterback in the 2023 class. “Steve Sarkissian and his company have all been at Arch Manning since the beginning,” Weltfung said.
This commitment to Manning has paid off in large part with Manning’s commitment to a program that seeks to return to its former glory. The Longhorns have racked up 10 wins just once in the past 12 seasons since the height of Mack Brown’s tenure in the 2000s.
But with top-notch facilities, solid reinforced backing and a solid history, Texans have all the resources needed to compete for national titles. Now, they have a generation-to-generation quarterback in the fold as well who can bring the program one step closer to truly “coming back” in the way many Texans fans are eager to experience.
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