It’s no real secret that new Texas Longhorns quarterback Arch Manning is not your average freshman. Not only is he a five-star prospect who was ranked as the No. 1 overall high school player in the country, but he’s also the nephew of NFL legends Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. It’s made him a household name before he even plays a snap for the team.
During an appearance on the Always College Football podcast with ESPN’s Greg McElroy this week, Steve Sarkisian opened up about the level of fame that Arch Manning has before he’s even played for the Longhorns. And he made it clear that while he might be a celebrity with a prominent name for most people, he is just “a normal guy” for the team.
“He’s a normal guy with us and he’s a normal guy with himself and in and around the building,” Sarkisian said according to On3. “But for everybody else, when you carry the name, it comes with those expectations. So, I think for him to realize how to balance those types of things.”
Despite the lofty expectations, Manning is not expected to be the starter for Texas this year as Quinn Ewers is returning to lead the offense again this season.