Arch Manning is as polarizing as any high school football player in recent memory. A big part of that is the famous “Manning” last name, but he has certainly shown that he also has the skills to back it up.
The quarterback currently sits as the top college football prospect in the class of 2023 according to 247 Sports and has garnered a ton of attention from some of the top schools in the country.
Arch shocked everyone last Friday when he announced that he was visiting Virginia University, which is not known as a powerhouse football school whatsoever. He has ties within his family at Virginia, with his sister, mother, and aunt all graduating from UVA.
Despite this, it still seems as though they are longshots to ultimately land Manning. The favorites from the start have been Texas, Alabama, and Georgia, and many believe that he will ultimately choose between these three schools when it comes down to it.
“I would say it’s 33%, 33%, and 33%,” a coaching contact close to Manning’s recruitment told On3.com on Tuesday.
Despite these three schools seemingly being heavy favorites to land Manning, another source says that Manning also doesn’t seem like he has crossed any teams off his board just yet.
“There has been no eliminating of teams,” said an anonymous source close to the situation. “There’s been no ‘This is my top six, top five, top four, three, two, or one.’ There are no top options schools. No one has been eliminated.”
“But it’s becoming clear that Georgia, Texas, and Alabama – the three schools he just returned to again- are the schools he’s mulling over.”
It’s clear that the Manning family is keeping Arch’s interests close to the hip, so it will really only be speculation as to where he truly wants to go.
Multiple visits to Texas, Alabama, and Georgia certainly make it seem more and more likely that he will end up at one of those schools in the future.