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No prospect is more sought after than five-star quarterback Arch Manning. Being the Manning family, SEC schools have been the main teams in the race. One exception has been made: Texas.
Steve Sarkisian and his offensive ability have caught the eye of Manning after the development of Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones at Alabama. The Longhorns joining the SEC within the next few years will do nothing but help.
Cole Patterson of OrangeBloods caught up with Manning on Friday after throwing five touchdowns in a 59-7 win. He said Austin has a “home feel” after visiting during the summer. The five-star quarterback will be back for Oklahoma State weekend.
5-star Arch Manning threw five touchdown passes in Newman’s 59-7 win tonight.
He is set to visit Tuscaloosa tomorrow for the Alabama-Ole Miss game and has an upcoming visit to Texas set for October 16.
— Cole Patterson (@colelpatterson) October 2, 2021
When talking about Steve Sarkisian and the Texas offense, Manning said “Obviously they are great in offense, offensive-minded. They haven’t punted in two games. So, they’re really good, and they’re just laid back, good people. That’s the kind of guys I like.”
According to The Grove Report, Texas is one of two teams still in the race for Manning. After visiting Georgia, Kirby Smart has put himself in square position to land the generational quarterback.
“Things seem to be shaping up to be a race between Georgia and Texas at this moment in his recruitment and things could come to a close pretty quickly with Manning, according to sources.”
Hopefully, the Oklahoma State matchup will be at night. Texas will have one last opportunity to impress Manning before a possible commitment in the fall. After missing on generational talent in the 2022 class, landing football royalty is a must for Sarkisian.