No. 1 Overall Prospect Arch Manning Commits to Texas

By Dan Hope on June 23, 2022 at 1:56 pm
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The Arch Manning sweepstakes came to an end on Thursday.

Manning, the No. 1 overall prospect in the recruiting class of 2023, announced his commitment to Texas in his first-ever tweet. The Longhorns landed the five-star quarterback after a recruiting battle with Alabama and Georgia, where Manning also visited this month.

Manning, a nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning and grandson of Archie Manning, is now set to join a quarterback room that also includes another No. 1 overall prospect: Quinn Ewers, who transferred to Texas this offseason after reclassifying into the recruiting class of 2021 and spending one year at Ohio State.

Along with Vince Young, Texas has now landed all three quarterbacks who have had a perfect rating of 1.000 in the 247Sports composite rankings.

While Texas’ quarterback roster also includes 2020 four-star Hudson Card (who started two games last year) and 2022 four-star Maalik Murphy, Ewers’ transfer and Manning’s commitment likely sets up the scenario of Ewers starting for the next two seasons with Manning taking over as a sophomore in 2024.

That also sets up a potential matchup between Manning and the Buckeyes in 2025, when the Longhorns will travel to Columbus to play Ohio State in its Aug. 30 season opener at the Shoe.

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