Arch Manning to redshirt? Vince Young weighs in on the new Texas QB commit
Arch Manning made headlines recently when he committed to Texas over Alabama, Georgia and other elite schools.
Now, the top-rated recruit in the 2023 recruiting class will prepare for his college career, where he’ll be tasked with making the Longhorns a national powerhouse once again.
But, Texas legend Vince Young says fans might need to wait a bit longer to see Manning. Speaking with Keyshawn Johnson on ESPN’s “First Take,” Young said he’s hearing that Manning will redshirt as a freshman in 2023 (via On3 Sports):
“I really feel like Arch has a great opportunity. One of the things that I’m hearing is that he is going to redshirt. That’s going to help out a lot, so you can understand how to travel with the team. Get the feel of the fans. The University,” Young said. “So, when you have those types of things and you take a year off like when I played with Coach [Mack] Brown, I redshirted. And I feel like that redshirt year helped me understand how to be a quarterback at the University of Texas. And then what you go through. Traveling and things like that.
“So, if he does that, I really feel like it’s going to be good for him to sit back, and kind of learn and also get familiar with the offense and stuff like that. Hopefully, if he does that, I think that’s going to help him for the future.”
Manning will arrive in Austin with plenty of expectations on his shoulders. We’ll see if he ends up redshirting or if the Longhorns need him to start contributing right away in 2023.