The speculation surrounding Arch Manning’s future landing spot will continue over the next couple years. It could be Ole Miss, Tennessee or a number of other programs. That decision is still a ways off, but we do know where his top target is going.
According to Sam Spiegelman with Rivals.com, A.J. Johnson will continue his football career at LSU following high school. He is a four-star wide receiver in the 2022 class and plays with Manning at Isidore Newman in New Orleans, LA.
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) February 19, 2021
The 247Sports Composite Rankings have Johnson as the No. 238 overall prospect, No. 33 wide receiver and No. 12 player from the state of Louisiana. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, he’s a long, lean pass-catcher with tremendous upside.
Could this help the Tigers eventually land Manning, who is part of the 2023 class? It’s the in-state school, so that is certainly a possibility. You have to think Ed Orgeron and company like their chances a lot more after Friday’s announcement.
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