Arch Manning is making several visits this fall, including Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Texas and this week at Ole Miss.

Developing a relationship with the head coach will be key to Manning’s decision. This week, his grandfather made an appearance on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 to discuss his family, including his grandson, who is the No. 1-ranked quarterback and player in the class of 2023.

“He’s formed a really good relationship with coach (Nick) Saban,” Archie Manning said via “Coach Saban, obviously, is an excellent recruiter and a good man. I’m proud to call Nick a friend.”

There have been comparisons between Arch Manning and his uncles, Peyton and Eli. But some believe he is more like his grandfather in that he runs more.

“Arch is a sweet kid,” Archie Manning said. “He’s not caught up in it. He’s handling it real well. He’s enjoying the journey. Arch is a little bit more athletic than Peyton and Eli. He runs a little bit more.”

Like his grandfather?

“Maybe a little bit,” Archie Manning said. “I used to run around a little bit. I got chased a good bit, too.”

The Mannings haven’t given any indication which program may be in the lead, or any kind of list outside of the visits.

Archie Manning said his grandson first met Saban on a Zoom call, and then in person over the summer, and that Arch really likes the Alabama coaching staff.

“He’s familiar with a lot of players,” Archie Manning said. “That was fun for him to go. It wasn’t intentional for it be the Ole Miss game to visit Alabama. It was just the weekend his family could get over there. They had a good visit. Coach Saban spent some time with him. He really likes coach Saban and likes coach Bill O’Brien, the offensive coordinator.”