Sep 18, 2021; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs fans help recruit high school player Arch Manning after Georgia defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Arch Manning is considered to be the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class and the numbers back that up so far. The 6’4″, 215-pound quarterback has thrown for over 5,000 passing yards and over 70 touchdowns in three years at Isidore Newman and has even shown off some speed recently on a 68-yard touchdown run.

It’s no surprise that some of the biggest college football programs in the nation are interested in seeing Manning play. And Friday night, it sounds like coaches from two of the biggest will be in town to see him in person. As he’s playing against a 1-4 team, it could be a big evening for him to show off his abilities.

According to Rivals’ Sam Spiegelman, Alabama and LSU are both sending coaches to see Arch and Isidore Newman play.

It’s not a big surprise that both of those schools will be sending coaches to the game. Both have already offered Manning and he’s visited both as well. However, according to another recruiting service, both schools are trailing Georgia and Texas in terms of who the favorites are, so perhaps sending coaches out there on Friday is a chance for them both to move up in Manning’s eyes.

Between all of these schools, as well as Clemson and Ole Miss, who are also said to be in the running, Manning certainly has a lot of great options to consider when he finally does make his college choice.

While some people have said that Manning’s decision probably won’t come until the spring, ESPN reporter Mark Schlabach recently said that we might not find out which school will get Arch until the summer of 2022.

“From what people have told me around Isidore Newman, I think he’ll wait for the coaching carousel to settle down after this season,” Schlabach said. “And then go out and make his official visits and come up with a decision late next spring or summer. But certainly, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama seem to think they’re in a pretty good position.”

[Sam Spiegelman, SDS]

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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