Mike Farrell believes Arch Manning’s high rating is due to his last name

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The national media loves to discuss Texas football, for better or worse.

Much of the discussions recently have centered around Texas’ 2023 recruiting class after the addition of five-star quarterback Arch Manning. Since the Longhorns received a commitment from the No. 1 consensus player in the country, some national media members are questioning whether his talents are deserving of his rating.

Mike Farrell recently joined the Crain & Company show and fired off some bold takes regarding Manning’s recruitment. “If his last name wasn’t Manning, he would be a three-star,” Farrell said.

While you can certainly make the argument on whether or not Manning should be tabbed the No. 1 overall player in the country, to say he would be a three-star prospect is far-fetched.

If recruiting services truly cared about last names, wouldn’t Lebron James’ son, Bronny James, be rated the No. 1 player in the 2023 class? Bronny is currently rated the No. 46 player in the country by 247Sports composite rankings.

On top of that, Manning’s physical traits combined with his impressive mindset/mental aspect is a huge part of his evaluation. If any recruiting experts even remotely doubted whether his traits were five-star worthy, why would every national recruiting website tab him as the No. 1 player in the country?

Manning doesn’t need to attend any national quarterback camps over the summer to prove his worth. He receives some of the best training possible and will surely be prepared to create his own legacy at Texas.

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