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Five-star quarterback, Arch Manning, talks his commitment to Texas
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Since his freshman year, Arch Manning has been making national headlines. With his rich history in his family of NFL quarterbacks, Manning’s career is one that many football fans around the country micro analyze, and is a career that is much anticipated for success.
On June 23rd, Manning made his commitment to the University of Texas, and his commitment caught many people off guard. But for Longhorn fans, it was everything they could ask for and more.
Manning is a five-star, 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback who plays at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to 247sports, he is ranked as the No. 1 overall recruit in the country.
After his Newman team’s loss to St. Charles Catholic Friday night, Manning spoke to me about his decision to commit to Texas, and why Texas was the school for him.
Arch Manning Interview
Texas Head Coach, Steve Sarkisian, took the recruiting world by storm with the commitment of Arch Manning. After Manning announced his commitment to Texas, the Longhorns added 13 commitments through July and August. Texas currently holds the No. 6 recruiting class in the country according to 247sports.
As many recruits in Texas’ class did, Manning saw what Sarkisian was setting out to do at Texas early-on, and took the opportunity to be a defining piece of making those goals a reality.
“I just really liked the culture,” Manning said. “I think they’re going to get it going in the next few years and I want to be a part of it.”
Manning saw the determination within the entire coaching staff, and he was able to connect with them well throughout his recruitment. Manning chose the Longhorns over Georgia, Alabama and more.
“I have a good relationship with Coach Sark and the coaching staff,” Manning said. “They’re a bunch of good people and I’m excited to get there after my high school season.”
But Manning’s bond with Coach Sarkisian won him over. Their relationship extends beyond football but as people. He sees that what he advertises is genuine, and he looks forward to getting to Austin and playing for him.
“Obviously I love his offensive scheme,” Manning said. “But him as a person and his staff I really believe in and I want to go play for them.”
Manning could be accredited with getting the ball rolling for Texas’ recruiting class for the Class of 2023. His recruitment is arguably the most followed of any recruit ever, and the publicity and platform he will bring to Austin will be something to see. However, just having him in the class is something Texas fans are certainly thrilled about.