Arch Manning has officially made a decision on his college football future, announcing on Thursday that he'd be committing to the University of Texas. Manning, who was the most heavily-recruited high school football player in recent memory, announced his decision to join the Longhorns via Twitter amid interest from other top programs including Georgia and Alabama, among others.
— Arch Manning (@ArchManning) June 23, 2022
Manning, who is the nephew of NFL legends Peyton and Eli Manning, and the grandson of Archie Manning, is one of the most highly-rated recruits in recent memory. He's the No. 1 overall quarterback in the Class of 2023, and was given a rare perfect ranking by 247Sports.
The Isidore Newman High School star has been on college's radars for many years, and has developed into one of the best players in the nation.
His commitment to Texas is a huge win for the program, which has fallen out of relevancy in college football's upper echelon in recent years. Following a 5-7 season in 2022, the Longhorns have landed one of the biggest recruits ever and can begin to turn things around in order to return the program to its former glory.
Manning will get to play under Steve Sarkisian at Texas, and adding him to their Class of 2023 will hopefully open the floodgates for other top recruits to go Horns Up and join him in Austin.
Despite being heralded as a future star, Manning will have to fight hard to earn reps at Texas, as he'll be joining a talented quarterbacks room that features the likes of former Ohio State recruit Quinn Ewers, as well as some other highly-rated prospects including Maalik Murphy and Hudson Card.