Arch Manning Nov 12, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback recruit Arch Manning on the sidelines before the game against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The spotlight is going to be on Arch Manning next season as he competes for the starting quarterback position with the Texas Longhorns. In the meantime, it appears that everything the highly touted recruit does is going to get noticed, and that includes if he happens to lose his student ID on one of his first days of school.

Manning appears to have arrived at UT on January 5 for early enrollment, according to a Texas Football tweet. Somewhere between now and then, however, it looks like he made the classic freshman mistake of losing his student ID.

That’s according to an Instagram Story that was then shared on Twitter on Friday.

“Bro already lost his ID first week of school,” read the caption.

Something tells us Manning will be fine.

Considered the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 recruiting class by many, the nephew of Eli and Peyton committed to play for Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns in June. When asked why he committed to play for Texas over Alabama and Georgia, Manning said that the city of Austin was a huge draw for him, along with the coaching staff.

“I really enjoyed Austin as a city itself,” Manning said in December. “I liked the coaches and I got along with my host (Michael Taaffe and Connor Robertson) and current players there and I feel we can build something special there in the next few years and I have a lot of trust in Coach Sark. I also like my signing class a lot. I think we’re going to finish out well and have a good class.”

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to