Arch Manning’s Top Receiver Announces College Commitment

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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, 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.

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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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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    • The only reason the Mannings stay in New Orleans is because Archie has made his home there since joining the Saints in 1971. Peyton, Cooper, and Eli all grew up there. They all have million $ homes there (Eli of course has one too in Oxford).

      Yes they all (rightly) despise LSU. I would HOPE that Arch is not remotely considering playing for that moron Ed Orgeron and destroying his reputation since by that time LSU will be on NCAA probation. Perhaps history repeating itself since Peyton was headed for Ole Miss too until the ncaa probation killed the Rebels program for 20 years. Ole Miss people are just now getting over Peyton’s spurning of their school, no so much for NOT going to Ole Miss (which most reasonable folks fully understand) – but for going to another SEC school which was hated by the Rebs (Tennessee). Peyton could have easily chosen Stanford, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn St, etc.

      It’s still up in the air whether Cooper’s son Arch will end up a Rebel, but if i were Lane Kiffin, I would be making sure the Rebs not only have a decent receiver corps, but more importantly a STRONG O-line to protect Arch. If it’s one thing grand-dad Archie knows about from the Saints, its how important an offensive line is (or lack thereof!).

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