There is perhaps no more notable prospect in the high school football class of 2023 than quarterback Arch Manning. The nephew of Peyton and Eli is a five-star recruit who has been racking up offers from some of the top schools in the nation and he’s said to be getting close to announcing which one he’ll play for.

The 6’4″, 215-pound quarterback is widely considered the No. 1 signal-caller in the nation and some of the biggest names in the sport have been showering him with attention in the hopes he’ll decide to play college ball with them. The schools that have been widely considered favorites to land him include the Texas LonghornsGeorgia BulldogsAlabama Crimson TideOle Miss Rebels, and Clemson Tigers.

After a report that Clemson was out of the running came out a few weeks back, another report said that Manning was down to two schools.

“I think the two places he would go are Texas or Alabama,” Heisman voter Brent Beaird said earlier this week. “I don’t know if people have heard this or if they’ve talked to him about it, but David Cutcliffe is very close to the Mannings.”

However, Arch’s father Cooper told 247Sports on Wednesday that is incorrect. Not only is Arch still mulling his options amongst the aforementioned programs, but Arch’s dad also noted that the Florida Gators and LSU Tigers are also in the mix for him.

According to 247Sports, it’s likely that Manning will make visits to Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas, LSU, and Florida this spring or summer in order to make his final decision.

It looks like the arrival of Billy Napier at Florida and Brian Kelly at LSU is paying dividends already on the recruiting trail.


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