On National Signing Day 2021, there’s a big name in high school football that has gone missing from the headlines: Arch Manning.
The reason you haven’t heard about where the No. 1 player on the high school team is going is because Manning is just a junior in high school. Manning is the #1 rookie for the Class of 2023, so we may have to wait a while to see where Manning goes.
But, a decision on Manning’s legacy could come as early as December 2022. Here’s the latest news on Manning’s college recruiting journey.
Who is Arch Manning?
Arch Manning is the number 1 rookie of football in 2023 and a 5-star defender. He is the son of Cooper Manning, and his uncles are legendary NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli, and his grandfather is Archie.
The 16-year-old girl is a 12th grader at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans. His father and uncle attended the same high school.
Which schools are learning about Arch Manning?
Manning has yet to decide where he’ll go to college, but he has plenty of offers. Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Texas, Tennessee (where Peyton went) and Ole Miss (where Eli and Archie went) offered Arch a spot on their team after he graduated. He visited schools this year, along with attending some of their soccer games.
But, when should we expect Manning to commit to a school? In October, Manning spoke to Sports Illustrated and suggested that his decision could be made before Independence Day 2022.
“I think I’ll have a good idea, a good feeling, maybe around next summer or next spring,” Manning said. “Right now I don’t know.”
As a midfielder, Manning will most likely make a decision soon on where he wants to attend, but he won’t officially sign until December next year.
Which colleges are on Arch Manning’s list?
One of the Isidore Newman High School games aired on ESPNU on October 22 (this is not the first time Manning has gone on national television), and during the game, ESPN analyst Mark Schlabach talked about Manning’s top schools.
“From what people have told me around Isidore Newman, I think he will wait [college] The coaching carousel will be stable after this season. And then go out for an official visit and make a decision by the end of spring or next summer,” Schlabach said. But sure, Texas, Georgia and Alabama seem to think they’re in a pretty good spot. “
Alabama tends to be in the top picks of analysts for Manning. Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke about Manning on Peyton and Eli’s “Monday Night Soccer” broadcast earlier this season, and he did it subtly for junior high schools says that midfielders love to be surrounded by the best talent.
Speaking of coaches trying to cleverly entice Manning to their school, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin at one point just followed Manning on Instagram. Since then, he’s followed 68 people including Manning.
Georgia fans definitely want Manning to commit to their school. When Manning visited Georgia in September, fans painted their bodies to spell “We want Arch!” Schools are doing whatever it takes to get Manning on their team.