Arch Manning 'Really Likes' One College Football Coach In Particular

I'm trying to think of the last time a high school athlete got as much coverage as Arch Manning this early in his career. The nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning is a part of the 2023 class, but we've already been talking about him for years now.

To be fair, that coverage has been earned for the most part. Yes, his last name certainly helps, but there's a reason the third-generation quarterback is rated as a top-5 prospect in his respective recruiting class.

He's got size (6-foot-4, 200), superb arm talent and way better mobility than his uncles. In other words, all signs indicate that he'll be an elite talent at the next level -- and eventually the NFL. But where is he going to play his college ball?

Well, that's not a decision that has to be made today. In fact, he'll be taking his time on that front. But we do know he's a big fan of at least one coach: Steve Sarkisian.

Steve Wiltfong with 247Sports said in a recent article that Manning "really likes" the new Texas head coach. Their relationship started when Sarkisian was the offensive coordinator at Alabama, but now that he's leading a big-name program like Texas, his chances of landing the young gun are solid.

It's way too early to name a favorite, but we could actually soon see the first non-SEC star quarterback from the Manning family. It sounds weird, but it's possible.

In two seasons as a starting high school quarterback, Manning has completed 68 percent of his passes for 4,330 yards and 55 touchdowns. He's also added 12 touchdowns on the ground, a stat that will mean a lot more to his grandfather, Archie Manning, than his uncles.

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