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Top QB recruit Arch Manning, nephew of Peyton and Eli, commits to Texas

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The most in-demand quarterback of the new generation has made a decision.

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Arch Manning went to the University of Texas. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning announced his commitment to the Longhorns on Thursday:

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Arch Manning deliberately tried to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible, but his talent has been on the football world’s collective radar ever since he was in high school. Being in the Manning family certainly helps. essentially shut down access to Star Guardian to prevent the inevitable media frenzy as well as protecting your recruitment process.

More importantly, Manning seems to be the real deal. His grandfather, beloved former Saints quarterback Archie Manning, acknowledged in 2019 that Arch had outpaced his uncles Peyton and Eli as a freshman quarterback, drawing attention to a player who was already obligated to bring him on. As the son of Cooper Manning—the best athlete of the Archie sons, according to Archie—Archie Manning is not only a handsome quarterback, but also athletic enough to play with his feet from time to time.

The combination of physical skill, good pedigree and on-field performance has made Manning the top recruit in his 2023 class, regardless of position. The news hit the sports media headlines on Thursday and is sure to shock Austin.

If you haven’t heard yet, Texas is ready to make a comeback again. The program’s 2021 record (5-7) didn’t back up that claim in Steve Sarkeesian’s first season at the helm, but Sarkeesian and his staff are making enough news in recruiting that people are taking the Longhorns seriously again, at least on paper.

This article also presents an interesting scenario for the Longhorns regarding their future at the center. Product at Quinn Ewers moved from Ohio to Texas after just one season at Columbus and is slated as the future of the program.

Manning’s commitment could ruin that plan – or set the Longhorns up for a run of successful quarterbacks. Euvers could make the jump to the NFL after just two seasons in Texas if he so chooses, putting the Longhorns on a one-year roadmap where Euvers and Manning share the quarterback’s room before the latter takes over.

This scenario can become more complex due to the many variables associated with field performance. But for now, Texas will be celebrating the arrival of the most coveted recruit in a while, and they’ll be hoping it lasts until the day the contract is signed.



Source: www.nfl.com

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