Arch Manning, nephew of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, made sure his first post on Twitter was a memorable one. Manning took it to the popular social media to announce he committed to the University of Texas and will play college ball with the Longhorns.
Manning has been considered the top prospect since middle school, but that isn’t only because he has famous uncles and is the grandson of former Pro Bowl signal-caller Archie Manning. Playing at New Orleans’ Isidore Newman High School, Manning has already thrown for 5,731 yards and 72 touchdowns.
His production, combined with a big arm, athletic ability, and work ethic, made him the top recruit in 2023, regardless of the position. However, Manning decided to have a low-key process and keep the recruitment process far from the public eyes. All the top college programs, including Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and LSU, were trying to get them to play for them, but the 18-year-old preferred Texas.
“He made this decision on his own. This was his decision to make,” said Manning’s high school coach Nelson Stewart. “I’m just happy he’s where he needs to be.”
When he joins the Longhorns, Arch Manning will likely face the task of bringing the program back to relevance. The Longhorns finished the 2022 season with a 5-7 record and made its last national title game back in 2011.