Arch Manning announced his initial desire to play at Texas years ago
Arch Manning has had Texas on his mind for several years, and now a home video has emerged of the 5-star household name recruit discussing his desire to play at Texas.
“I want to go to Texas,” Manning said in a video that circulated following the announcement.
Manning is going into his senior season at Isidore Newman, a prep school in New Orleans where his Super Bowl MVP uncles Peyton and Eli also played. Arch Manning’s father, Cooper, is the older brother of Peyton and Eli.
Peyton Manning played his college ball at Tennessee. Eli Manning followed their father and Arch’s grandfather, Archie, in playing at Ole Miss.
Texas is moving to the SEC no later than the 2025 season.
Alabama and Georgia were believed to be the other finalists for Manning’s commitment, and previous programs in the mix were Ole Miss, Clemson and LSU.
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.
Arch Manning in 2016: “I wanna go to Texas”
Arch Manning in 2022: Texas commit pic.twitter.com/oV6AbBgqGV
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Here is his 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.