Florida still hanging on for 5-star quarterback Arch Manning

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Florida is still hanging on by a few lonely threads for five-star quarterback Arch Manning. On3’s Chad Simmons reported that head coach Billy Napier is trying to get Manning to the Swamp for a visit. Manning is the top prospect in the country regardless of position, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Manning is the son of Cooper Manning, the elder brother to Peyton and Eli Manning, and the oldest grandson of Archie Manning.

Simmons also reported that Alabama, Georgia and Texas are generating the most buzz in his recruitment so far with the Longhorns and Bulldogs garnering the most out of the three.

Outside of those three, he believes Florida has the best chance to host Manning for a visit. Simmons said Napier and his coaching staff are still in touch with Manning and that Napier’s success at Louisiana Lafayette is intriguing to him.

Gators Online reported that stability is the most important factor to Manning. If that’s the case, it doesn’t make any sense why he would consider Florida and Texas. The Gators have cycled through four head coaches since they last hoisted the national championship trophy in 2008. The Longhorns have been mediocre except for the 2019 season when they went to the Sugar Bowl and defeated Georgia.

The Gators won’t be a legitimate threat in Manning’s recruitment until they get him on campus, so fans shouldn’t get their hopes up until something materializes on that front.

Corey Bender of Gators Online also reported that four-star quarterback Dylan Lonergan hasn’t heard from Florida since he visited last month. The Gators have also hosted four-star Eli Holstein last month, but Alabama is viewed as the heavy favorite for his pledge.

It’s perplexing what Florida and Napier are doing at the quarterback position this cycle. Most top quarterbacks have already committed elsewhere while the Gators have struck out for a few already and losing ground for others.

Bender said to look for the Gators to offer more quarterbacks this week and don’t rule out the possibility of them using the transfer portal for one again.

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