TIBODO, La. – With one tweet Thursday morning five-star QB 2023 Arch Manning set the college football world on fire. Immediately after an official visit to Texas and hours before the opening of Manning’s annual academy here in Louisiana, Manning announced his commitment to Texas.
Manning, who placed first overall in the class of 2023, chose the Longhorns over finalists Alabama and Georgia.
And according to his high school head coach Isadore Newman Nelson Stewart, Manning is with Texas for the long haul.
“Locked,” Stewart told 247Sports. That’s how he is. He is incredibly mature. When it’s done, it’s done. Archie (Manning) was like that, and (his father) Cooper was like that. Once you make a decision, you are locked in.”
The news may provide some relief to Texas fans who may be suffering from PTSD after Quinn Ewers traveled to Texas in the summer of 2020 before pulling back after the football season went on a sour note. Evers, of course, moved to Texas from Ohio anyway. What Manning and Evers have in common is that they are considered five-star quarterbacks who rank first overall in their cycles.
Stewart said that Manning can now focus on his senior season after completing a recruitment that started back in sixth grade.
“He can focus on a great senior season with his teammates and the state championship,” Stewart said. “He’s just in a good place. In terms of recruiting, the journey has definitely come to an end.”