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Report: Texas spends big to woo Arch Manning, others

Texas reached into its deep recruiting pockets to impress Arch Manning and other high school prospects, spending more than $600,000 on two weekends in June, The Athletic reported Friday.

The Athletic obtained public records to look at everything Texas did to impress the recruits and their parents, including first-class hotels, buffets, treats, golf and a pair of socials for the parents.

Manning, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 recruit by the 247Sports composite, had made unofficial visits to Texas. But when he made his official visit June 17-19 — when schools are allowed to wine and dine — the Longhorns spent almost $280,000 on nine recruits and their families, The Athletic reported.

Four of the nine recruits that weekend have committed to the Longhorns so far, including Manning, whose uncles Peyton and Eli each won a pair of Super Bowls.

The following weekend, Texas spent an additional $350,000 to entertain 14 more recruits — 12 of whom have committed, The Athletic reported.

On the weekend of Manning’s visit, Texas spent more than $87,000 before the players and families ever stepped foot on campus: $21,000 on transportation; nearly $47,000 on rooms at the Four Seasons Austin for them, some coaches and staff; $17,000 on a lunch buffet; and about $1,800 on treats for their rooms, including small cakes adorned with the Texas logo.

“If you’ve never been to something nice before, you definitely got to experience that at Texas,” Chris Pilot, father of recruit Mikal Harrison-Pilot, told The Athletic.

Other expenses outlined by The Athletic included about $66,000 for two dinners for the guests, coaching staff, recruiting staff and others; $44,000 for parents receptions; a $10,000 breakfast; and $9,500 for an outing to Top Golf, where the kids played while their parents talked football with the coaches.

–Field Level Media

Quarterback Arch Manning will be headed to Austin.

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Arch Manning falls from No. 1 in ESPN rankings

Arch Manning fell from No. 1 in ESPN’s updated Class of 2023 rankings on Monday, meaning he no longer is the consensus top player in the class.

Instead, ESPN pushed Southern California QB commit Malachi Nelson into the top spot.

ESPN explained the decision this way:

“With Nelson, we have seen a larger sample size, and the 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback has faced a higher level of competition for Los Alamitos High School (California),” ESPN’s analysts wrote. “He has also developed physically, which has led to more arm velocity. In our multiple in-person evaluations this spring and summer, our biggest observation from Nelson has been the growth beyond physical maturity as we see a more seasoned leader. His abilities in game, as well as his performances at camps and combines, make us confident he is now the No. 1 quarterback in the class.”

Manning remains No. 1 in the rankings of 247Sports, Rivals and On3. He fell to No. 2 on ESPN’s list.

Nelson committed to Oklahoma last July but backed out of the pledge when head coach Lincoln Riley departed for USC in November. Two days later, Nelson committed to USC, which is about 25 miles from Los Alamitos.

Manning, the nephew of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, committed to Texas and coach Steve Sarkisian in June after being courted by the nation’s top programs. He is entering his senior season at Isidore Newman in New Orleans, where his uncles played.

–Field Level Media

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Arch Manning already favored to be No. 1 overall draft pick

Arch Manning won’t step on the field for the University of Texas until 2023 but he’s already the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft four years from now.

SportsBetting.ag has opened a trio of prop bets around Manning since the consensus No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2023 committed to the Longhorns last week.

The potential action begins with the five-star prospect being offered at +450 to forgo a redshirt season and -190 to start immediately as a true freshman.

Manning chose Texas over a host of powerhouse programs including Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Clemson. The expectation is that the 6-foot-4 New Orleans native will be given an immediate opportunity to take the reins of the Longhorns’ offense.

Manning is the nephew of former NFL greats Peyton and Eli Manning and the grandson of Archie Manning. He is the son of Cooper Manning.

Arch Manning threw for 26 touchdowns and ran for seven more as a junior at Isidore Newman High School. He could be the starting quarterback for Texas in 2025, which would be his junior season and the year the Longhorns enter the SEC.

Manning’s commitment led to a recruiting surge for Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian.

Seven players have committed to the program since Manning’s announcement, including five on Sunday alone. Five-star defensive back Derek Williams added his commitment on Monday.

“That kind of shocked me,” Williams told ESPN of Manning’s decision. “I knew (Manning) was (likely) going there, but I was just making sure. That impacted my decision going (to Texas).”

Texas has vaulted from the mid-30s to the No. 3-ranked recruiting class for 2023 by 247Sports in the past week.

“This has been a great run,” Sarkisian said Monday, per ESPN. “Hopefully it’s not over. I don’t think it is.

“We may have a few more to go here this week. Hopefully we can continue to capture some of the momentum that has been created.”

–Field Level Media

Quarterback Arch Manning (16) throws a pass as Newman takes on Lafayette Christian Academy in the LHSAA Division III semifinals on Nov. 24, 2021.

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Top 2023 prospect QB Arch Manning commits to Texas

Five-star quarterback Arch Manning, widely considered the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2023, committed to Texas on Thursday.

Manning is the nephew of former NFL greats Peyton and Eli Manning and the grandson of Archie Manning. He is the son of Cooper Manning.

Manning selected the Longhorns over a slew of powerhouses, including Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Clemson. He visited Alabama on June 10 and went to Georgia on June 3. He paid a visit to Austin last Friday.

The 6-foot-4 native of New Orleans is ranked as the top overall player in the 2023 class by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. In his junior season at Isidore Newman High School, he threw for 26 touchdowns and rushed for seven.

Manning could be the starting quarterback for Texas in 2025, the year the Longhorns enter the SEC.

–Field Level Media

Quarterback Arch Manning (16) throws a pass as Newman takes on Lafayette Christian Academy in the LHSAA Division III semifinals on Nov. 24, 2021.

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Top 2023 QB prospect Arch Manning visits Alabama

The nephew of Super Bowl winners Peyton and Eli Manning paid a visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala. recently as his college recruitment continues.

Tabbed as a consensus five-star quarterback by recruiting services, Arch Manning took his official visit to Alabama this past weekend after participating in a 7-on-7 camp at LSU.

Manning posed for a photo in an Alabama jersey and helmet, which made the rounds on social media.

Three other five-star recruits also visited Alabama at the same time: tackle Kadyn Proctor, running back Richard Young and linebacker Anthony Hill.

The 6-foot-4 native of New Orleans is ranked as the top overall player in the 2023 class by 247sports, ESPN and Rivals. In his junior season at Isidore Newman, he threw for 26 touchdowns and rushed for seven.

Manning hasn’t released a top schools list like some other college recruits typically do, but he’s visited Texas, Georgia and Ole Miss multiple times. He took his official visit to Georgia on June 3, and is expected to make his official visit to Texas later this month.

–Field Level Media

Quarterback Arch Manning 16 throws a pass as Newman takes on Lafayette Christian Academy in the LHSAA Div III semi finals.  Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

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QB Arch Manning adds Florida, LSU to list

Five-star Class of 2023 quarterback Arch Manning has added Florida and LSU to his list of potential schools.

The father of 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect, Cooper Manning, recently confirmed the additions to 247Sports.

Manning is ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the nation in the 2023 class by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN.

He is also considering Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss and Texas, schools he already visited along with Clemson, which is no longer under consideration.

He passed for 1,947 yards with 26 touchdowns and four interceptions and added seven rushing TDs as a junior at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans.

Manning’s uncles (Peyton and Eli) and grandfather (Archie) all starred at quarterback in the NFL. Both Archie and Eli played at Ole Miss.

–Field Level Media

Sep 18, 2021; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs fans help recruit high school player Arch Manning after Georgia defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Texas, Georgia frontrunners to land Arch Manning

Arch Manning will make his fifth and final campus visit for Clemson’s game against Florida State this weekend, but the Tigers are not favored to land the five-star prospect.

The frontrunner to sign the nephew of Eli and Peyton and grandson of Archie is the Texas Longhorns. Steve Sarkisian’s team was installed as the +300 favorite by SportsBetting.ag on Thursday to land Manning on signing day.

The second-shortest odds belong to Georgia (+350), followed closely behind by SEC rival Alabama (+400).

Manning currently stars for Isidore Newman in New Orleans and is the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the class of 2023. He has already visited Georgia (vs. South Carolina, Sept. 18), Alabama (vs. Ole Miss, Oct. 2), Texas (vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 16) and Ole Miss (vs. LSU, Oct. 23).

Eli Manning and his father, Archie, played for Ole Miss. The Rebels retired Eli’s No. 10 jersey during the game and even painted “Manning” in the end zones.

Ole Miss is being offered at +450 to land Arch Manning, followed by LSU (+500), Clemson (+550) and Tennessee (+1000), which is where Peyton starred.

Arch Manning signing odds:
Texas +300
Georgia +350
Alabama +400
Ole Miss +450
LSU +500
Clemson +550
Tennessee +1000
SMU +1200

–Field Level Media

Sep 18, 2021; Athens, Georgia, USA; High school player Arch Manning looks on with his parents during a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Arch Manning to visit Clemson for Florida State game

Arch Manning, the nation’s No. 1 recruit for the class of 2023, will be visiting Clemson for the Florida State game Saturday, the fifth college game he will take in this fall.

Manning, the grandson of former New Orleans Saints star quarterback Archie Manning, has already visited Georgia (vs. South Carolina, Sept. 18), Alabama (vs. Ole Miss, Oct. 2), Texas (vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 16) and Ole Miss (vs. LSU, Oct. 23).

The Ole Miss visit was especially noteworthy, as the Rebels retired his uncle Eli’s No. 10 jersey during the game and even painted “Manning” in the end zones.

The Isidore Newman (New Orleans) star is listed as a five-star quarterback and is in the middle of his junior season. The Greenies have lost their last two games.

–Field Level Media

Dec 12, 2020; Columbia, Missouri, USA; A detailed view of a Georgia Bulldogs helmet during the second half against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Top 2023 QB Arch Manning lines up college visits; Georgia next

The dance card is filling up for five-star quarterback prospect Arch Manning.

The latest in the line of Manning quarterbacks, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2023 will be at Georgia on Saturday to watch the Bulldogs take on South Carolina in a Southeastern Conference showdown, 247Sports reported Thursday.

After that, per the report, Manning will be in Tuscaloosa when Alabama hosts Ole Miss on Oct. 2. He visited Alabama in the summer.

Manning also was in Texas during the summer, and he’ll return to Austin to watch the Longhorns play Oklahoma State on Oct. 16 in a Big 12 contest. Clemson, another summer stop, is on the agenda for the Oct. 30 game vs. Florida State, per 247Sports.

He has plans for Oct. 23, too. He’ll be at Ole Miss, the alma mater of grandfather Archie, dad Cooper and his Uncle Eli.

Ole Miss will retire Eli Manning’s number that day when the Rebels play LSU. The younger Manning seems to have some interest in the family lineage school.

“Oxford is amazing,” Manning told 247Sports. “Coach (Jeff) Lebby and Coach (Lane) Kiffin are some of the smartest offensive minds I’ve ever met. I met with Coach Kiffin it seems like four hours and he blew me away with his knowledge and they’re going to put up some points this year and I’m excited to watch them.”

The 6-foot-4 Manning said he doesn’t expect to make a decision until spring or summer, well after his third season as the starter at Isidore Newman in New Orleans is over. Other schools, including LSU, Stanford and Tulane, also could get looks.

He led Isidore Newman to an 18-3 record over his first two seasons.

“It’s so hard to know or tell, I’m just taking it one day at a time,” he said of his choice. “I want to like the culture because coaches and assistant coaches move and go everywhere. I want good guys around me and good coaches and a good town and a good education.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 12, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of a Mississippi Rebels helmet during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Five-star QB Arch Manning to visit Ole Miss

Arch Manning, the No. 1-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2023, apparently is set to take a walk along the path of his family’s legacy later this month.

247Sports reported Sunday that Manning will make an unofficial visit on July 26 to Ole Miss, the school that produced a pair of Manning quarterbacks — his grandfather and namesake, Archie, and his Uncle Eli, who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles.

His other two-time Super Bowl champion uncle, Peyton Manning, played at Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee.

Arch Manning has two seasons left to play at Isidore Newman in New Orleans. As a sophomore last year, the 6-foot-4 prospect led the school to a 9-1 record and the Louisiana Division III state semifinals.

He already has made unofficial visits to Texas, SMU and Clemson. LSU coach Ed Orgeron visited him in January 2020 before a coronavirus-related pause in recruiting took effect. He has scholarship offers from about a dozen programs, including another SEC school in Georgia.

The 247Sports composite lists Manning as the No. 2 player in the 2023 class, behind Lebbeus Overton of Alpharetta, Ga.

–Field Level Media