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Arch Manning commits to Texas, ending months of speculation

Arch Manning commits to Texas, ending months of speculation


Arch Manning has verbally dedicated to Texas, the top-ranked quarterback prospect introduced on Thursday, ending probably the most extremely watched and hotly contested recruitments in latest faculty soccer historical past.

“Dedicated to the College of Texas,” the five-star passer stated within the first put up to his Twitter account.

The nephew of former NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, Arch Manning held presents from each main program within the Soccer Bowl Subdivision earlier than narrowing his record to a handful of elite faculties — together with Clemson, LSU and extra — and trimming his choices down to a few: Texas, Alabama and Georgia.

Lengthy thought-about to be a two-team race between the Longhorns and Bulldogs, Texas was given a lift by Manning’s sturdy relationship with second-year coach Steve Sarkisian.

Ranked as the highest general prospect no matter place within the 2023 recruiting cycle, Manning has been on the nationwide recruiting radar since early in his highschool profession at Isidore Newman College in New Orleans. His uncles and father, Cooper, starred at Isidore Newman; Cooper was a extremely recruited broad receiver earlier than a spinal damage ended his enjoying profession.

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Manning has “one-of-a-kind quarterback pedigree,” in keeping with an analysis from the recruiting web site, and whereas dealing with a decrease caliber of competitors at Newman his “really feel for the sport and pedigree will translate regardless.”

His dedication comes after taking visits to every of his three finalists. Alabama appeared to drop out of the working fully after accepting a dedication final month from a quarterback within the 2023 class. In early June, Manning visited Georgia alongside a number of different extremely ranked recruits, many on the offensive aspect of the ball, and was photographed in a full Georgia uniform.

Manning could be the second five-star dedication to affix Texas beneath Sarkisian. This yr’s projected starter, freshman Quinn Ewers, transferred into this system from Ohio State this winter.

Observe faculties reporter Paul Myerberg on Twitter @PaulMyerberg

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