Arch Manning becomes Longhorn.
The No. 1 rookie in the class of 2023 made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday, ending the massive intrigue surrounding the talented QB’s possible landing site.
Peyton and Eli’s nephew, Arch has skyrocketed to near-celebrity status over the past year and a half, combining his top-notch talent with name recognition.
His college options have been featured across the country – choose the Power Five programs – and he recently narrowed down his list to include Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Virginia.
Many predicted that the outstanding Isidor Newman (New Orleans) would land in Athens, Georgia, which was reinforced by Manning’s high praise for the Bulldogs program and campus.
Given the history the Manning family has in SEC football lore, this seemed like a no-brainer. But in the unknown game that is the recruiting world, you just never know.
(It should be noted that Texas will move to the SEC in 2025, during which time Arch will be in the spotlight. So there’s a lot to add to the SEC Manning family album.)
As for the big solution?
Perhaps Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkeesian, who coached legendary college QBs like Tua Tagovailoa, Mack Jones and Matt Leinart, could be a big part of Arch’s decision.
Or maybe he’s just a big fan of Matthew McConaughey…