Ed Orgeron is so highly regarded as a recruiter, there has literally been a book written on the coach’s obsession with recruiting.

Taking that into consideration, it’s no surprise to hear that LSU’s coach used the momentum of his program’s historic 2019 season and used it to his advantage in recruiting.

That’s the way Arch Manning tells it, anyway.

It’s widely known that LSU is near the top of Manning’s list when it comes to his college recruitment and the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2023 recruiting cycle recently shed some light on how Orgeron managed to catch his eye so early on in the recruiting process.

The Isidore Newman quarterback from New Orleans recently shared this bit of information with Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports:

The first coach that made a visit to Isidore Newman to see Arch was LSU’s Ed Orgeron and it came after the National Championship game two years ago. While NCAA rules don’t allow coaches to have dialogue with prospects during that time, Orgeron was the first coach to see Arch in person and shake his hand and say hello. With Joe Burrow exhausting his eligibility a couple days prior, Orgeron had already turned a keen eye to Manning for the long-term future. LSU also has a couple of Manning’s teammates committed in 2022 recruits Bo Bordelon and AJ Johnson.

Considering Orgeron’s timing, it’s no surprise that Manning has taken a liking to the LSU program but considering how long it will be before he can actually sign with his college program of choice, that initial meeting is only going to carry so much weight.

If LSU hopes to sign the next Manning QB, the Tigers better show significant progress on the field this fall (and the following fall for that matter) as the Tigers will be competing with the best of the best when it comes to winning over the New Orleans native.

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