The hype around Arch Manning, the nephew of Eli and Peyton and son of Cooper, is real and has been real for quite some time now. After accomplishing something his uncles never did by becoming the starting quarterback on his varsity high school team as a freshman a year ago, Arch’s sophomore season at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans got underway on Thursday night and he put on an absolute clinic.
Manning went 13-17 through the air for 260 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown as well. He could have had two more passing touchdowns as well, but had two touchdowns passes dropped. Oh, and he did all of this in just three quarters as he was pulled from the game before Newman went on to win 41-0, according to Saturday Down South.
Watch Arch Manning account for SIX TD in his sophomore debut 🤯
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 2, 2020
Arch was named the National High School Freshman Player of The Year a season ago and is the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the 2023 class according to 247 Sports. As of right now he already has offers from Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Ole Miss. Peyton of course played his college football at Tennessee while Eli and Archie all played at Ole Miss. Cooper, his father, earned a scholarship to play at Ole Miss but had to retire from the game after being diagnosed with a rare spinal condition.
The recruiting battle around the new Manning on the block is going to be an absolute circus. It’ll be interesting to see if he paves his own path by playing in his home state and attends LSU or if he follows in his family’s footsteps and suits up at either Ole Miss or Tennessee. We’re still a ways away before a decision will have to be made, but the hype is only going up from here.