A news outlet is reporting that Class of 2023 No. 1 recruit Arch Manning may have narrowed his school choices down to two: Georgia and Texas, which means Alabama may be out of the picture. But according to other reports out of the Manning camp, Alabama is NOT out of it yet.
A source very close to Arch Manning has confirmed to me that the 2023 5⭐️ QB has not removed #Alabama from his list of prospective programs. Refuting a “report” that came out earlier today that he narrowed his list down to 2 w/o the Crimson Tide.
— AJ Spurr (@SpurrFM) May 9, 2022
Sportskeeda reported earlier on Monday that Manning had removed Alabama from his list. But in fact, it appears that according to On3 Sports, Crimson Tide assistant coaches are at Manning’s practice Monday afternoon, contradicting Sportskeeda’s earlier report.
Multiple #Alabama coaches are currently watching Five-Star Plus+ QB Arch Manning’s practice.
Bill O’Brien (very right) and Pete Golding (very left) are pictured below.
— Joseph Hastings (@JosephAHastings) May 9, 2022
Manning has made no secret that his top three schools are Alabama, Georgia, and Texas. In fact, in recent weeks, Manning has made recruiting trips to each school. But there are still some outlets reporting that although the Crimson Tide aren’t totally out of the picture, their chances of landing the star quarterback are fading some.
Alabama's chances to land Five-Star Plus+ QB Arch Manning are fading away according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine. Texas and Georgia are still leading the way…
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) May 4, 2022
The Crimson Tide has already signed 5-star quarterback Ty Simpson out of Tennessee, which may explain why Manning may not be as interested in the Tide as he was a few months ago. Simpson is already on campus in Tuscaloosa and looks like he will be the third-string quarterback for Alabama this upcoming season.
Ty Simpson > Arch Manning pic.twitter.com/i6aRUaDVdy
— Alabama DieHards (@DiehardsAlabama) May 9, 2022
Reports are that Manning won’t make a decision until the end of the year. Until then, the speculation will continue.