Arch Manning timeline: HS coach offers details about No. 1 recruit's decision
Arch Manning continually meets with several top-tier teams as his recruiting decision is one of the most watched developments for the 2023 class. Now his high school coach has offered a projected timeline on when it might come.
“The thought early was maybe a commitment this spring,” Nelson Stewart of Isidore Newman told Chad Simmons of On3 Sports. “But now it may be more into the fall. He is going to take trips this spring, spend time with coaches and see how he feels.”
Manning’s top schools are believed to be Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss and Texas. Manning is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds and ranked the No. 1 player overall in the class of 2023, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Five-Star Plus+ QB Arch Manning is in no rush to make his college commitment.
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) January 20, 2022
Here is Manning’s scouting report from 247Sports:
Good height and overall frame potential. Relatively lean, athletic build and carries existing weight well. One-of-a-kind quarterback pedigree. Natural pocket passer with pro-style feel, but good functional athlete with terrific off-schedule instincts and playmaking ability. Junior season has shown improved running ability in designed situations and continued dangerous scrambling effectiveness. Looks first to throw when on the move, but capable of gaining chunk yards and converting money downs with his legs. Has repeatedly shown ability to throw accurately outside of the pocket, including when throwing across his body. Calm field demeanor yet poised and competitive simultaneously. Quick, natural release. Accuracy among his best traits. Processes quickly and picks apart defenses in the short-to-intermediate game. Displays requisite vertical arm strength and in-the-bucket touch on deep shots. Impressively pairs velocity and touch to fit throws into zone windows. Elite pocket awareness. Sixth-sense ability to feel pressure and avoid rushers. Good size but still filling out frame, which will continue to raise the ceiling on arm capacity. Does not face elite high school competition, but feel for the game and pedigree will translate regardless. One of the nation’s top prospects regardless of position. Likely multi-year high-major starter with first-round NFL Draft ceiling.