The recruitment of Arch Manning is taking an intense turn, as the coveted New Orleans Isidore Newman High quarterback is set to visit five schools, per 247Sports.
Those schools are: Clemson, SMU, Texas, Alabama and Georgia. Not too shabby of a list right there, and per 247, the fun begins June 8 with a visit to Clemson. He will then head to Texas the following weekend for SMU and Texas. He will then round out next month with Alabama, followed by Georgia.
Manning, of course, is the son of Cooper Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning, and the grandson of Archie Manning. So it’s safe to say he has some good quarterbacking bloodlines.
It’s also safe to say he is the most-sought-after QB in the class of 2022. Where he will go, though, no one yet knows — perhaps not even Arch himself. These visits, of course, are likely to play a major role.
And apparently, those aren’t the only five schools he may consider.
“Arch has been talking to Stanford, he’s especially interested in doing a Stanford, USC swing and also a Notre Dame, Ohio State swing,” Cooper Manning said. “It might be hard to get it all done in June, but he’s been enjoying talking to those guys as well.”
“On the heels of that I think there will be a time he wants to see Virginia (where his older sister will attend school) and North Carolina too,” Cooper said. “He’s been to LSU, and he’s been to Ole Miss. We’ll figure out, hopefully whether it be in July, go see some schools, maybe it’s in the dead period, but at least you can go see some things out there. Then August, boom, you’re in summer practice and it gets harder. He’s been enjoying getting to know these schools from other parts of the country.”
Along with all that, Tennessee and Duke are said to have Arch’s interest as well. Peyton played for the Volunteers, so there is indeed some history there.
Arch has thrown for 4,081 yards and 53 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions in his first two seasons at the varsity level.