Just about every Texas Longhorns fan is celebrating on Thursday after news that 2023 college football recruit Arch Manning has committed to the program.

The school has been known for its football program over the years, though they haven’t been terribly impressive over the past few seasons, only winning ten games once in the last decade.

The once-powerful program is now in the second year of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s tenure. While his first year did not go to plan with a 5-7 record in 2021, Texas fans still believe that he can be the head coach to lead them to success in the future.

Texas finished with a top-five recruiting class for the 2022 class and there is still plenty of time to build on their 2023 class after Manning’s commitment.

Considering how important the quarterback position is, the 2023 recruiting class can already be seen as a win for Texas, and Longhorns fans are now declaring that they are “back” as a top football school. Of course, plenty of other college football fans are having some fun with this oft-repeated reference to the never-ending cycle of Texas’s back-ness.

They will need to prove it on the football field before they are truly declared “back,” but it is definitely a very good sign for the program that such a prominent recruit would pick them over schools like Alabama and Georgia.

Is Texas back? We might find out, for real, in a couple of years.

[247 Sports]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.