Can uncle Peyton help the Vols? Tennessee's new staff offers scholarship to Arch Manning
There could soon be a new sheriff on Rocky Top.
That’s because the new coaching staff in Knoxville made sure to inform Arch Manning he has a scholarship offer from Tennessee according to 247Sports. Arch, the nephew of Peyton Manning, is the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the nation for the 2023 recruiting cycle.
While Jeremy Pruitt’s staff previously extended a scholarship offer to Arch Manning, Josh Heupel and his Volunteer coaching staff recently made sure that the Isidore Newman product from New Orleans knew he still has a spot reserved for him on Rocky Top.
Considering Tennessee recently swung and missed on a few 2022 quarterback prospects, including five-star in-state prospect Ty Simpson — who happens to be close to Arch — one could make the case that the path to the field on Rocky Top has opened up for Peyton’s nephew.
How realistic is it that Arch could end up following his uncle to Tennessee? That remains to be seen but the success of Heupel’s offense on the field and a resolution to the looming NCAA issues the program faces will likely play major factors in the recruitment of the elite passer.
Manning recently shared his sophomore season highlight reel with Isidore Newman and it has nearly 20,000 views in two days.