SEC legacy recruit Arch Manning’s team to be featured in nationally televised game Thursday
As SEC fans wait for another week of action, they will be served a bit of an appetizer Thursday night by an SEC legacy who may well end up quarterbacking at an SEC school in three years.
Arch Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning, and the No. 1 QB in the class of 2023 will in a televised matchup when his team, Isidore Newman, plays KIPP Booker T. Washington on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Manning currently holds nine offers, including Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee. He’s 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, and through the first two games of the season, Manning has completed 27 of 37 passes for 463 yards and six touchdowns, with only one interception.
Manning isn’t the only highly-ranked recruit on his team. WR A.J. Johnson is a 4-star receiver and the No. 28 wide receiver in the Class of 2022.
Manning’s coach said to pump the breaks on any family comparisons.
“Arch is his own entity,” Isidore Newman football coach Nelson Stewart said, per ESPN. “That’s one thing we tell him is, you be yourself. What a great resource he has with his uncles, grandfather and dad that can work with him and help, but as a sophomore, I would hope no one would put that label on him because there’s so much growth still to happen. We let Arch be Arch, let him be a sophomore.”