Arch Manning Makes His National TV Debut Tonight

Videos by OutKick

Arch Manning, considered to be the nation’s best quarterback prospect in the high school class of 2023, makes his national TV debut tonight when Newman (2-0) plays Booker T. Washington (2-0) on ESPN2 at 9 ET. Arch, the son of Cooper Manning, has the family lineage that’s driving colleges crazy. The arm strength is there, and last week he showed off an ability to run over defenders.

The scouts say this kid is the real deal and shouldn’t be missed tonight on ESPN2.

UPDATE: Here’s how he did in the game — not too shabby.

“When it’s all said and done, he’s going to be the most highly recruited player out of the state of Louisiana,” NFL draft analyst Mike Detillier told Sports Illustrated. “It’s going to be a tsunami of recruiting like we’ve never seen.”

Arch Manning doesn’t have social media or college scholarships. The family isn’t accepting them. There’s no reason to even bother at this point because Arch will be able to name his school. The kid is 15, two games into his sophomore season, and about to play a high school game in front of a massive TV audience.

Analysts know the arm is there. Now they want to see how Arch can move in and out of the pocket.

“That’s the thing that jumps out the most to me,” ESPN2 game analyst Craig Haubert told “If you listen to the family, they say Cooper (Arch’s father) was the best athlete. They see that athleticism with Arch and the way he plays.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

Leave a Reply