Arch Manning signed with Texas a week ago today, making his longtime commitment to the Longhorns official. The nephew of two Super Bowl champions, Arch is the biggest name and The No. 1 rookie overall in the class of 2023
Manning had many college offers for selection, including defending national champion Georgia and perennial power Alabama, who were his other finalists. His father, Cooper, told ESPN’s Trey Wingo that his son chose Texas because the chance to start a program that hasn’t been as good as expected recently was part of the appeal. I’m watching:
With the entire college football world wanting Arch Manning to play for them, Copper Manning saw his role change from father… to travel agent.
It’s great to have Cooper on “A Half-Forgotten Story.”
— trey wingo (@wingoz) December 22, 2022
The Longhorns were one of the best teams in college football under Mack Brown, recording 10 or more wins for nine consecutive years (2001-2009). However, their last 10-win season was in 2018. 2023 will be their third year with Steve Sarkisian as head coach. The team improved from 5-7 in its first season to 8-4 this year.
Manning will be tasked with taking the next step, but he won’t be alone. They have collected a strong recruiting class around it, which ranks 3rd in the country.
Texas will be facing Washington tomorrow night at 9pm ET at the Alamo Bowl. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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