Arch Manning sweepstakes: CFB insiders discuss blue-chip QB's recruitment
Arch Manning offered a twist to his recruitment in recent weeks with a visit to Virginia, which is out of the Southeastern blueprint previously thought to be among his top schools.
On a recent episode of the College Football Enquirer, Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde discussed Manning’s recruitment. Wetzel reported that Manning’s visit to Virginia was a “courtesy” stop and that he wouldn’t attend UVA. Wetzel then turned the conversation to Forde, and asked him where he would recommend Manning go.
“Virginia’s not getting him,” Wetzel said. “We’ll see.”
Forde replied, “C’mon man, that’s no fun.”
Forde then offered a rundown of the suitors.
“It would be fun as hell to see him go to Virginia,” Forde said. “But in terms of where should I go that I’m going to be in a great position to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, I’d go to Alabama. Look what they’ve done with quarterbacks recently. Look who you’re throwing to, look who’s protecting you up front.”
However, don’t count out the Dawgs.
“Georgia has done the best job recruiting,” Forde said. “Is the national champions, but hadn’t been a quarterback-driven program. Alabama has become one. Bryce Young winning the Heisman, Tua (Tagovailoa) being a Heisman finalist, Mac Jones being a Heisman finalist, right now where they are, that is a red-hot quarterback school, so if were Arch, that’s what I would do.”
Wetzel said Manning going to Ole Miss would be the most fun, and he would also like to see a matchup between Manning and Texas QB Quinn Ewers.