Arch Manning getting visits from major college coaches

Kirby Smart, Nick Saban, and Bill Napier are among the coaches lining up to see Arch this week.
Quarterback Arch Manning 16 runs the ball and scores a touchdown as Newman takes on Lafayette Christian Academy in the LHSAA Div III semi finals. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Arch Manning Lca Vs Newman Football 4851

It’s no surprise that college football coaches are lining up to ingratiate themselves to Arch Manning. The 6’4″, 215-pound quarterback, nephew to Peyton and Eli Manning, has been racking up offers from some of the top schools in the nation as he prepares for his senior season at Isidore Newman High School.

Widely considered the top quarterback in the 2023 class, Manning has received visits from the likes of Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin and coaches from Alabama and LSU, just to name a few. He’s also taken visits to Clemson, Georgia, and others.

Last week, On3 reported that Manning’s top five at the moment include the Texas LonghornsGeorgia BulldogsAlabama Crimson TideOle Miss Rebels, and Clemson Tigers. With those kinds of heavy hitters in play, you better believe that the coaches with those schools, and others, will be showing up soon. And we mean very soon.

Per 24/7, Manning, who is currently playing basketball for Isidore Newman, got a visit from Georgia head coach Kirby Smart on Monday. And according to his high school coach, he’s expected to get visits from Florida head coach Billy Napier, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, LSU offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock, and coaches from FSU, Texas, and Kentucky.

It’s long been thought that Manning wouldn’t make a commitment until at least summer 2022 and Isidore Newman head football coach Nelson Stewart told 24/7 as much.

“Arch isn’t in any hurry,” Stewart said. “He really wants to be thorough.”


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