Arch Manning’s recruitment process is already turning into a frenzy. The top-ranked prospect in the 2023 class has still not committed to any colleges. And Peyton Manning is offering no information on his nephew’s thought process.
Everyone seems to be looking for a hint as to where Arch Manning will play next, but so far no frontrunner has emerged. Even the high schooler’s famous uncle, Peyton Manning, won’t give any indication about where he’s headed.
Peyton Manning was directly asked if his nephew, Arch, was Tennessee bound on the Pardon My Take podcast on Monday. Peyton went to Tennessee where he had an amazing collegiate career before being selected first overall in the 1998 NFL draft. But Uncle Peyton is only focusing on being a good uncle, rather than getting involved in Arch’s college recruitment process.
“No inside information on that,” Manning said with a laugh. “I’m his uncle, I’m his Godfather, so I’m trying to fulfill that role. I hope he has a fun high school experience.”
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Arch Manning’s recruitment process is a frenzy
It isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last, that former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning will have to field a question about his nephew. Arch Manning is the top-ranked quarterback in the class of 2023 on 247 Sports and On3.
Even though Arch Manning’s future team is still in question, the star QB did make a series of visits this summer to look at his options. The top 2023 recruit has met with several notable schools, including Clemson, SMU, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss.
247Sports Late Kick host Josh Pate is a big fan of one school’s pitch for Manning: Texas. In fact, he thinks they did the best job possible on the initial visit, ahead of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s first year on the job.
“I think they hit a home run, I think they are squarely in the mix for Arch Manning,” Josh Pate said of Texas, via 247sports. “But eventually, they’re going to have to have something tangible. Because there’s going to be too much tangible result to be seen from Alabama and the likes of Clemson. Texas has got to get it done.”
“They have to show you something in weeks one and two because if you are to come out of summer on this massive recruiting hype wave and then you start to show product on the field earlier than anyone expected, that starts a snowball effect. That’s how you really start to take off in recruiting even in year one under a new staff and that’s how incredible things can happen.”