Arch Manning Provides Recruiting Update After Quinn Ewers Transfers To Texas, Muddies QB Picture

Getty Image

  • With a commitment decision slowly becoming a reality, Arch Manning’s recruitment is wide open.
  • However, could Quinn Ewers’ commitment to Texas change everything?
  • He recently spoke about the situation and isn’t backing down from a challenge.
  • Click HERE for more college football coverage!

Arch Manning’s recruitment is starting to pick up serious steam. Around this time next year, the most highly-coveted quarterback recruit in recent history will sit down amongst his closest friends and family to sign his National Letter of Intent.

With less than 365 days until the Class of 2023 early signing period, five schools appear to be in the mix to land Manning. Among them are Texas, Ole Miss, Clemson, Georgia and LSU. That isn’t to say that the son of Cooper and nephew of Eli and Peyton won’t go elsewhere, but that seems to be the list of frontrunners.

A lot of noise has been made surrounding Manning to the Longhorns. However, head coach Steve Sarkisian just secured a commitment from the nation’s top transfer at his position.

The No. 1 quarterback in the Class of 2022 reclassified to the Class of 2021, skipped his senior year of high school and enrolled at Ohio State. After redshirting with the Buckeyes and not even attempting a pass, he entered the transfer portal and signed with Texas.

That quarterback is Quinn Ewers. He will have four years of eligibility remaining, should he choose to use them, and is all-but guaranteed to start in Austin next season. The same, likely, would be the case in 2023, which would be Manning’s first year on campus.

How does that affect Manning’s decision?

Well, it doesn’t appear to be an issue for the junior at Isidore Newman High School. He is not afraid of a competition and seems comfortable with the idea of sitting for a year if need be.

Manning recently spoke to On3 about Ewers’ commitment and had the following to say:

“There are going to be good players everywhere. You can’t really look at it based off other players and depth charts. I think you just have to find the best place for you. … He’s a really good player. I stay in touch with him. He’s a good guy. I’m excited to see what he can do this year and hear all about it.”

If Sarkisian can convince Manning to be the hair to the Ewers throne, it would make for Texas’ best quarterback situation since Colt McCoy took over for Vince Young in 2006.