Texas spent $280K wooing Arch Manning, eight other recruits

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What’s the cost of landing arguably the top recruit in the Class of 2023?

If you are the University of Texas, the bill run up during Arch Manning’s official visit — along with 8 other recruits — was a tidy, $280,000.

The Athletic obtained public records and they disclosed how much the Longhorns spent in what turned out to be a successful pursuit of the senior quarterback from Newman in Louisiana.

He’s also the son of Cooper Manning, nephew of Eli and Peyton, and grandson of Archie.

Some of the details:

  • UT spent more than $21,000 on airfare, car service, and other travel expenses

  • Texas spent $46,696 on the 34 rooms it booked for recruits, family members, and some UT coaches and staffers.

  • The Longhorns cleared $65,000 before the recruits stepped foot on campus.

  • On Saturday night, the group splurged at III Forks, an upscale steakhouse ,,, after fees and a $6,000 tip, the bill was $36,900.

You get the picture: Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, as Mick Jagger and others have said.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire