Peyton, Eli Manning's nephew, Arch, hits major growth spurt ahead of sophomore season
Over the next few years, the recruitment of quarterback Arch Manning will be intensely followed.
Arch is the son of Cooper Manning and nephew of Peyton and Eli, and he’s been deemed as potentially the best Manning thus far. Obviously, that’s an unfair amount of pressure and hype to live up to, considering Peyton is one of the greatest ever and Eli won 2 Super Bowls. However after winning the starting job on varsity as a freshman at Isidore Newman (New Orleans), Arch finished with over 2,400 yards passing and 34 touchdowns.
Most figure the rising sophomore is considering 5 schools during his young recruitment — Ole Miss, Duke, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU. There are quite a bit of Manning ties in those 5 schools, and the Rebels may be considered the favorite.
Manning, who’s been listed at 6-foot-1 and 165 pounds, has apparently hit a big growth spurt ahead of his sophomore season. Now, The Athletic’s Jeff Duncan is reporting that Manning has grown 2 inches and put on 25 pounds this summer. Peyton and Eli are both listed at 6-foot-5, while Cooper is around 6-foot-4. Arch will likely be that tall or taller.
As you can see from his freshman varsity highlights below, Manning’s 2,400 yards passing weren’t screens and pop passes. The kid has a cannon, and he’s only going to get stronger as he matures.