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Arch Manning favored to sign with Texas Longhorns

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Georgia
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Arch Manning, the nephew of former NFL stars Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, is considered the No. 1 player in the nation for the Class of 2023.

Manning currently stars for Isidore Newman in New Orleans.

He has already visited Georgia (vs. South Carolina, Sept. 18), Alabama (vs. Ole Miss, Oct. 2), Texas (vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 16) and Ole Miss (vs. LSU, Oct. 23).

Eli Manning and his father, Archie, played for Ole Miss. The Rebels retired Eli’s No. 10 jersey during the game and even painted “Manning” in the end zones.

Mississippi is now considered one of the favorites to land a quarterback many view to have generational talent, according to Sports Betting. However, it’s the Texas Longhorns who lead the way.

Texas favored to land Arch Manning

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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
  • Texas Longhorns: +300
  • Georgia Bulldogs: +350
  • Mississippi Rebels: +450
  • LSU Tigers: +500
  • Clemson Tigers: +550
  • Tennessee Volunteers: +1000
  • SMU Mustangs: +1200

Notice how traditional powerhouse recruiting programs such as Alabama, Penn State, Southern California and Notre Dame are not on the list? That’s rather intriguing stuff right there.

Texas as favorites probably has to do with the presence of head coach Steve Sarkisian who has a history of working with college football quarterbacks and getting them prepared for the NFL.

Arch Manning to visit Clemson Tigers

Currently seen with +550 odds to land Manning, Clemson will host the high school quarterback during its home game against Florida State on Saturday. This will represent Manning’s fifth visit during the fall with the most notorious coming with the aforementioned Ole Miss Rebels.

In the middle of his junior season at Isidore Newman in Louisiana, Manning has time to make his decision. He’s likely enjoying all of the visits before sitting down with family and making a final decision.

Thus far this season, Manning is completing 64% of his passes with 17 touchdowns and three interceptions in high school. He’s thrown 72 touchdowns and run in for 16 scores in 26 career high school games.

(Field Level Media contributed to this report)