The Arch Manning Sweepstakes is officially over. Beating out Alabama and Georgia, Texas has landed Arch Manning.
There have been three perfect 1.0000 quarterback recruits since 2000 and all three will have played for Texas. Two of which will share the quarterback room in Austin next season.
Arch, the nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning, has been a heavily sought after recruit for years. Manning received his first official offer in 2021 from USC. Manning has thrown for over 6,000 yards and 80 touchdowns throughout his high school career with still his senior season to go.
The Longhorns will now have two five star QB’s on their roster in 2023. Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning. Head Coach Steve Sarkisian will have a huge decision to make as to who gets the starting role next season.
In today’s world of college football it is almost certain that one of the two star QB’s will head for the transfer portal after losing the starting role. It should be interesting to see which QB sticks around in Austin and if Ewers turns into the next Tate Martell hopping from school to school.
There has been no word on any NIL deal for Manning yet but only one could assume he made some serious money from Texas boosters. According to On3NIL, Manning’s NIL evaluation is over $3.1 million, the highest evaluation of any high school player.
Texas is coming off a losing season in 2021 and have not lived up to expectations the last few years. With an offensive minded head coach and the best QB recruit in years in burnt orange expectations will be through the roof in the coming years.
We have a while until we see Manning take the field for Texas but I think it will be well worth the wait for Longhorn fans and college football fans across the country.
By Andrew Kalb