Top QB rookie Arch Manning tweets he’s going to Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Manning’s latest quarterback, and the nation’s top recruit for next year’s class, has verbally committed to a future SEC school: Arch Manning tweeted Thursday that he planned to play in Texas.
The quarterback’s post included a photo of him stepping back for a pass while wearing a Longhorns shirt.
Manning is starting his senior season at Isidore Newman, a prep school in New Orleans where his Super Bowl MVP uncles Peyton and Eli also played. Arch Manning’s father, Cooper, is Peyton and Eli’s older brother.
Peyton Manning played his college prom in Tennessee. Eli Manning followed their father and Arch’s grandfather, Archie, in playing Ole Miss.
Texas is currently in the Big 12, but will move to the Southeastern Conference by the 2025 season, and possibly sooner.
The Longhorns, who were 5-7 last year, will enter coach Steve Sarkisian’s second season with Hudson Card and Quinn Ewers competing to be the starting quarterback.
Card started at the start of last season before being replaced after just two games by Casey Thompson, who has since left for Nebraska.
Ewers is a former Dallas-area five-star high school freshman who barely played one season at Ohio State before returning home and joining the Longhorns for spring drills. He was the top quarterback rookie in the 2021 class, despite skipping his senior season in high school.