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.
We FOIA'd receipts and itineraries to see what it was like when Texas hosted Arch Manning and 8 others on an official visit.
From a 5-star hotel, to an upscale steakhouse, to a cruise on the lake, the Longhorns rolled out the red carpet.
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) September 16, 2022
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.